What is #ProudtoSupport?

#LoveSouthTyneside #ProudtoSupport helped to celebrate the work of special people during COVID-19 and brought our community together by recognising their support and sharing their stories.

This included council workers, health, police, fire and rescue and other public sector workers, businesses, local groups and individuals who all played a part.

During the #ProudtoSupport campaign, we received over 300 nominations. Nominations are now closed but make sure you follow #LoveSouthTyneside on Facebook for ways to get get involved in your community and to be the first to hear about more community awards.

People who were #ProudtoSupport

Here are a few of the stories you told us about.

Want to show you’re #ProudToSupport?

Why not download and print our selfie frame, write down who you want to send thanks to, then upload your picture to the #LoveSouthTyneside Facebook page?

Download a selfie frame
Image of the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick holding up a 'Proud To Support' sign
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick showing he is #ProudToSupport

Top Tips for your Selfies

Please remember to:

  • Print the selfie sign off using colour ink
  • Write in large, clear writing so the writing is visible and legible
  • Make sure the person standing in the photo isn’t too far away from the camera so the writing can be read
  • Hold the selfie sign straight so the paper doesn’t crumple and the writing doesn’t become distorted
  • Be wary of the camera flash – this can sometimes reflect on the paper meaning that the writing will not be visible