Cardiff Covid Heroes
On Tuesday 30th June FOR Cardiff unveiled ten portraits of selfless individuals who have gone above and beyond to give back to their communities in various ways during lockdown, to celebrate unwavering community spirit.
Amongst the suffering and anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic, people across the city have continued to show courage and resilience in helping those in need.
After a call out for people to nominate their Cardiff COVID-19 hero, over 100 entries were submitted in a week, and ten were carefully chosen by FOR Cardiff’s judging panel.
The ten nominees received their very own portrait, painted by internationally recognised artist Nathan Wyburn.
Near The Hayes entrace to St David's you will see our #cardiffcovidhero Kelly. Kelly qualified as a Biomedical Scientist 20 years ago, but didn’t practice for very long. She came out of NHS "retirement" in order to help out with COVID-19 testing, alongside her full time job, working 60 hours a week, and supporting family members who were unwell.
It is a campaign close to our hearts and we are proud to be a part of it.