Community spirit has been rife throughout the pandemic.

The ten groups across Northamptonshire recognised by ACRE for helping people survive the pandemic

A charity, which represents rural communities, has crowned many organisations as ‘community champions’

Ten Northamptonshire groups have been recognised for their hard work during the pandemic in feeding people and helping each other survive.

Northamptonshire Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has published a booklet of ‘Covid-19 community champions’.

There are 76 groups across the county recognised in the booklet, in a number of different categories.

All those nominated will be invited to join a virtual celebration next week.

Elaine O’Leary, chief executive of Northamptonshire ACRE said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the number of entries submitted and the quality and range of support these volunteers are providing to the most vulnerable people in their community.

“With everything that has happened over the past few months, we think it is important to showcase and celebrate the fantastic work going on in Northamptonshire.”

Here are the ten groups that were nominated for the ‘helping people to survive the pandemic’ category and more information about the work they have done.

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