The takegoodcare. Unsung Hero Community Awards

We need your help to find the next unsung hero. This is your chance to say thank you to them by nominating them for a takegoodcare unsung hero community award.

takegoodcare launched its Unsung Hero Community Awards Scheme in the spring of 2022. These awards are to recognise the unsung heroes in our community whose efforts go unnoticed. We all know someone that goes that extra mile to help others. This could be an unpaid carer or someone who’s community work, generosity or kindness goes unrecognised. Maybe it’s the organiser of a one off event that has a huge impact on the community or someone who has been quietly contributing behind the scenes. We want to show them how much they are appreciated by saying a big THANK YOU! and shining a spotlight on what they do. Recipients will be selected and presented with a takegoodcare gift box and a certificate of achievement. Their photograph will be added to our takegoodcare Unsung Hero gallery.

To view the gallery, click here.

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Summer 2022 Award

The second recipient of the takegoodcare Unsung Hero Award is sea swimmer and all-round community star Ruth Rose.

Ruth has worked for countless charities and good causes over the years, and is the inspiration behind Seaford Mermaids. The group is almost 400 strong and provides a community for Seaford and Newhaven sea swimmers to safely take a dip in the waves all year round, no matter the weather.

“Eventually people would see a crowd of us in the early mornings, and they would ask to join!” said Ruth. “So we just grew and grew, so much so that it was time to keep track of everyone. I set up a WhatsApp group in order to help spread the knowledge of where we were swimming, and how to swim in these conditions. Because you can’t just wander out into the sea when it’s cold or stormy.”

Ruth has also helped set up groups to work with NHS England on what the future holds for the next decade, works as a researcher for Kings College Hospital, is a voice for LGBT+ issues regarding end-of-life care, is a member of South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA), and sits on the Age UK policy committee.

takegoodcare award Ruth Rose

Get Nominating!

Every six months we will be presenting a gift box to an unsung hero and placing their photo in our gallery on the takegoodcare website. Nominating someone is easy.

  • They must live or work within the Lewes District Council area
  • Be delivering something extraordinary or beyond the call of duty
  • Be an unpaid volunteer or carer
  • Be nominated by an individual or workplace or organisation with whom they have been active for a reasonable period of time.
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Consent to being nominated and having their picture displayed in our gallery


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Terms & Conditions

1. takegoodcare Unsung Community awards are FREE to enter.
2. Nominees must have either lived or worked within the Lewes District Council Area for at least 6 months.
3. Employees must be nominated by their employers and/or a manager and cannot nominate themselves.
4. All entries must be submitted via the nomination online form found here
5. Nominations will be assessed on the evidence provided on the application form. (Please note that examples are required to demonstrate how the employee met the criteria for the Award).
6. No liability for entries lost or delayed will be accepted.
7. No nominations will be accepted after midnight on the 15th day of every month.
8. The organisers reserve the right to publicise the results of the Awards in the press.
9. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. All applications will be treated professionally, fairly and in confidence.
11. It is the employers responsibility to ensure that information supplied in the application form and/or supporting evidence is GDPR compliant.
12. By registering and completing an entry for the Awards, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.