Lockdown Stars

A new award for 2022 to celebrate the first awards since the COVID-19 Lockdown, the Lockdown Stars Award celebrates those individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to help their community during the pandemic.

2022 Gold and Silver Winners

Gold Award

Andrea McCombie

Responsible for coordinating 15,000 volunteers, Andrea has worked tirelessly since the start of the pandemic. Often working 14-hour days, she ensured help was provided to those who needed it. Andrea organised the COVID-19 community response volunteer network, including the volunteers at the Waitrose vaccination centre.

Silver Award

ABC to Read

Established in 2004, ABC to Read finds, trains and supports volunteers in primary schools across Berkshire. They help hundreds of children each year gain an essential skill for life. Working through the pandemic, these volunteers have supported numerous children across Bracknell, raising each child’s self-esteem and engendering a love for reading.