Entries close on November 30.
Care homes in Leicestershire and the East Midlands can nominate their care home heroes in a competition to win £500 worth of PPE for their organisation.
The competition is being run in recognition of the region’s care homes throughout Covid-19 and will be dividing £5,000 worth of PPE between 10 winning homes.
To enter, care home staff and managers can nominate individuals from their staff who have been Covid care home heroes during the pandemic, going above and beyond for residents in their care.
There will be a total of nine runners up who will receive an individual prize of £50 worth of Buy a Gift vouchers for a range of experiences from afternoon tea to a supercar driving experience.
There will also be an overall individual winner who will receive a £100 voucher.
Interflex Ltd and its sister company Pinnacle PPE, which are running the competition, has donated over £5,000 worth of PPE including 10,000 type 2 face masks, 1,000 face visors and 5,000 aprons that will be awarded to the ten establishments where the Covid care home heroes work.
Each home will receive a prize worth £500 including 1,000 disposable face masks, 100 visors and 500 disposable aprons.
Jim Griffin, MD at Interflex said: “Like many members of the public, I have watched in admiration and gratitude as care home staff across the country have carried on in very difficult and demanding conditions during the pandemic.
"Just like the NHS, these people have been risking their own health to care for others, yet many in the sector feel that their hard work hasn’t always been acknowledged by the authorities. We would like to help remedy that and to say thank you.”
The closing date for entries is Monday, November 30. Entries can be submitted on the Pinnacle PPE website.
PPE will be distributed before Christmas.