Once again, we at The Whitehaven News are shining a light on those who are caring for their community, and keeping spirits as high and smiley as possible during the ongoing pandemic.

From wonderful key workers and priceless neighbours to cheeky chappies who make you smile, we want to hear all about who you think deserves a bunch of flowers and endless recognition.

Taking the crown as our Person of the Week is Moresby Park’s own community-minded marvel, Kate Wright.

As the country went into isolation, the 41-year-old made it her job to look after the elderly and vulnerable in her community, creating the Moresby Parks Covid-19 Mutual Support Group to do so.

With the help of 35 volunteers, Kate has delivered shopping, prescriptions, and plenty of advice to those around the village, as well as chatting to all those who would be otherwise alone during the pandemic.

The person behind Kate’s nomination couldn’t praise the digital communications specialist enough, commenting on her dedication to distributing flyers to every home in the area, and following up delivery drop-offs to make sure everyone is safe, happy and well.

Shocked by the nomination, Kate said: “It’s weird! I really appreciate it, it’s so lovely, but they didn’t need to [nominate me] because it’s rewarding enough to do what I’m doing.

“I just wanted to help people and feel useful during lockdown, and it was so nice to have so many other people wanting to help out with me."

On top of her caring community work, Kate organised the fabulous event, Moresby Live!, giving everyone the chance to show off their talents, raise money, and bring a bit of laughter and smiles to a downhearted time.

The event has raised £2,000 so far, all being donated to North Lakes Foodbank.

"The NHS are a great cause, and it's great that people are raising money for them. I just wanted to help out the groups that are struggling, like food banks," Kate said.

"They need more support than ever right now, so it's really lovely to know we're helping."

She added: "Thank you so much to all volunteers for putting yourselves out there to help others, thank you to whoever nominated me because it's such a nice surprise! And thank you to my boyfriend for supporting me through all of this."

To show your support for the North Lakes Foodbank, visit www.give.net/moresby.

Help us to spread some joy across Copeland by sending in your nominations, with details of where they’re from, what they do, and why they deserve a round of applause, to emma.walker@newsquest.co.uk.