Kate Stacey, aged 19, from Carlton-in-Lindrick is one of the winners of 2020’s Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Awards.
The 4Uth awards are a Nottinghamshire County Council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county.
At the beginning of the pandemic Kate was studying Business at Sheffield Hallam University and she also had a part-time job. She came back to Carlton-in-Lindrick to be with her family, and began helping people affected by Covid-19.
She worked with youth centre volunteers at the Carlton-in-Lindrick Volunteers network to deliver more than 2,000 prescriptions to people who were isolating or over 65 throughout the local area.
Kate helped in her village, as well as at the Dinnington support hub, for people in the villages on the Notts and South Yorkshire border. She used her own car and fuel, and was always willing to go the extra mile and help without being asked.
As well as providing practical help, she also gave people someone to talk to at a time when many people were isolated. The local pharmacy would not have managed if it had not been for volunteers like Kate, that went out every day delivering prescriptions.
Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Notts County Council, said: “I’m very proud of all of our winners who have created innovative ways of carrying out services to others in their community which is a great credit to them and an inspiration to us all.
“There are many other young people across Nottinghamshire who have contributed enormously during the coronavirus pandemic.
“They have supported their friends and families, helped their communities, and made positive changes to their lives and the lives of those around them.
“They are remarkable young people who have made a real difference, showing what we can achieve when we work together to help others.
“I know that those closest to them are also very proud of them, for the way they have overcome considerable challenges and their selflessness in the face of Covid-19.”