The ninth set of community heroes announced


Unity and Dmitrijs Meiksans MYP are proud to announce the ninth round of recipients that have received the Test Valley COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Award. The award aims to recognise and highlight the amazing people that have gone above and beyond to assist their local communities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

This week, the shortlisting panel voted to select Leslie and Tim Barry from Andover and Jade Liney from Romsey.

One nominator said about Leslie and Tim, “Leslie and Tim did so much to support the community from home deliveries to crazy Facebook videos to lift everyone’s spirits. They work so hard – they really supported me and my little business as I sold online and had a million parcels to post – they never complained. They have so much stock that I didn’t need to go to the supermarket. They just really really care about everyone in the community and work so so hard.”

Leslie & Tim Barry stood by a white Mercedes. Leslie is in a blue midi dress with a pale pink shrug holding a bouquet of flowers. Time is in a navy suit and has a cream coloured rose in his pocket.
Leslie & Tim Barry

Jade from Romsey also received the award, nominations said:

“Jade, whilst heavily pregnant, put together 30 food hampers for families at Romsey Family Support Group, collected nappies that were donated and also used Facebook to get Christmas presents for all 90 children and 34 parents that are active within the group.”

Selfie-style photo of Jade. she has brown wavy hair pulled over to the right side of her shoulder, wearing a dark top and nude coloured choker.
Jade Liney

Dmitrijs Meiksans, the organiser of the awards scheme, said, “Congratulations to Jade, Leslie and Barry for being hard workers within their community.”

Nominations are still open to nominate your local unsung hero in Test Valley. Visit to recognise someone today.

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