The RNIB See Differently Awards - Coronavirus Heroes focused on the people and organisations who went above and beyond to support blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus pandemic.
We sourced nominations from many great stories of individuals, businesses and organisations who rose to the challenge. Whether that’s by raising money, awareness or community spirit, there have been some amazing acts of kindness and support.
The nominees were brought to our attention either via the media, RNIB’s work or by reaching out to blind and partially sighted people to hear about their experiences.
Thousands of votes were received for our Coronavirus Heroes shortlist and winners were announced in three categories:
This award went to someone who stood out for the positive difference, commitment and spirt they showed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Nominees in the category selflessly stepped up and went to incredible lengths to provide help and support to others in their local community.
This award recognised businesses that reacted to the coronavirus pandemic by using their time, resources and skills for good. Nominees in this category were driven by their passion to support their community.
This award recognised the best of media reporting reflecting the experiences and challenges of blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus pandemic. Nominees encapsulated the essence of the subject matter, raised the profile through increased awareness and captured the spirt of the story to provoke learning and debate.