Merseyside Women of the year launch key worker awards

Merseyside Women of the Year’s (MWOTY) organisers have launched an online awards programme to recognise the key workers who have supported our region through the pandemic.

Nominations for the MWOTY Marvels will be open to key workers of any gender living or working in Merseyside or any Liverpool City Region borough, from nurses and supermarket workers, to delivery drivers and teachers.

Nominations will be open until midnight on Friday July 3 via a form on MWOTY website, which asks how the nominee has made a difference during the health crisis.

MWOTY judges will select the five most outstanding stories to be crowned the ‘MWOTY Marvels’, while every single nominee will also receive a certificate of recognition.

Winners will be announced via the MWOTY Facebook page, on Friday July 31at 4pm.

Speaking of the awards initiative, organisers Ellen Kerr and Jean Gadsby said: “Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen some of the most incredible acts of kindness and selflessness across our region and we believe that these should be celebrated.

“Our mission has always been to shine a light on the unsung heroines in our communities and we don’t intend to let a pandemic prevent that. The health crisis has seen us all pull together and as such we have opened nominations for the ‘MWOTY Marvels’ awards to all genders during this truly exceptional and unprecedented time.”

The judging panel will comprise MWOTY headline sponsor, Michael W Halsall Solicitors, alongside representatives from Leonard Curtis, Community Foundation for Merseyside, Neo Community and ADD Solutions, Courage & Sparkle, Everton FC and FPC Financial Services, all of who had been set to sponsor categories at the 2020 MWOTY Awards.

The announcement of the awards comes alongside the decision to postpone the tenth anniversary event to June 25 2021.

You can nominate for the MWOTY Marvels awards online, via email or in writing by post. For guidelines and to nominate, visit: merseysidewomenoftheyear.co.uk/mwoty-marvels-2020/