4th June 2020 by Rachel Wallhouse

Covid Hero Prize WINNERS#2- Rachael & Colin

Last week we announced that we’ve teamed up with The Wine Merchant Magazine and Hatch Mansfield to thank local heroes during Covid-19. We’ve had dozens of nominations and will be announcing further prize winners next week. So keep your nominations coming and keep an eye out for emails and social media posts announcing even more winners!


We’ve already had two very deserving winners, Mags Twist and Amy Verity, who both received a bottle of Vidal Sauvignon Blanc and Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir to thank them for all their hard work and keeping us going.

There’s still time to nominate your local hero. To enter, email your nomination to rachel@thewhalleywineshop.com and let us know why they’re your local hero.



Rachael- nominated by her Mum Jill

“Rachael is a fantastic mum of five year old Sam and is a district nurse in Lancaster. She is on the frontline treating patients in their own homes some of which are Covid positive. She has so much compassion for her patients and will always go the extra mile if they need help. She did the washing up and tidied the kitchen of an elderly gentleman who was caring for his wife on his own after the careers stopped visiting. Rachael does a food collection for the Morecambe and Lancaster food bank and volunteers where she can.
I would love her to win this prize. She is so kind and thoughtful. She is constantly thinking of others and sends out all sorts of treats to her friends and family. I think it’s time she got a treat….she so deserves it”.
Thank you for everything that you do, keeping us all safe by working on the front line treating patients and even caring for them in their own homes. You’re doing such an amazing job.

Colin- nominated by friend Debbie

“Colin is a prison officer, a key worker group that is far too often forgotten, despite the absolutely essential work that they do to protect society and face the many risks they do on a daily basis.
COVID-19 presents even more risks and challenges for prison officers. Social distancing is not possible in prisons for both staff and prisoners due to the confined spaces as well as there continuing to be occasions when the use of control and restraint is required. I have true admiration for Colin and those working in the prison service. They do not get the recognition they deserve. Not many could do this job and even more so in these current circumstances when anxiety and risk is significantly heightened”.
Well done Colin! He’s one of our vital frontline key workers hidden behind the scenes, who regularly goes the extra mile. Thank you for all your hard work.


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Stay Safe,
The Whalley Wine Shop