At the moment I am sure everyone is probably hearing a lot of COVID-19 news on a daily basis. There is no avoiding it. For me, personally, I have switched off from it all. What is the point because the more I hear about the figures and the more I hear how damaging this is to the economy, the more upsetting it is. Therefore I switch off and I ideally only like read news that is encouraging like how volunteers are sewing PPE for the health workers and how volunteers are helping the vulnerable by packing food packages etc.

For me personally, I have a very good friend who is a doctor. I am tremendously proud to call her my best friend who I have known since I was 17. She is not directly dealing with COVID-19 patients but her workload has more than tripled because of COVID-19. The NHS is so short of doctors and nurses that EVERYONE is super stretched in what they are doing. So, I am fully supporting this EyeSpace Heroes campaign in association with Aspinal of London.

The concept is very simple. Nominate anyone you know who you feel is doing extraordinary things right now during this pandemic. It doesn’t have to be a health worker. It could be your delivery driver, your neighbour helping you out at this tricky time. EyeSpace will be giving away 25 Aspinal of London frames, just a small way to say thank you to your heroes.

Head of Marketing, Nicky Clement, says:

“Heroes can be of all ages, they may wear a uniform but they can also be ordinary people doing extraordinary things – whether its working on the front line as part of the NHS, volunteering, your patients or someone supporting them during an emergency appointment, those caring for the isolated, high-risk and shielding, or simply those going above and beyond to help their local community, we want to recognise and celebrate their remarkable acts of kindness”.

To place your nomination, visit the Eyespace Facebook ( or Instagram ( pages. Simply tag or name your heroes in the comments of their latest #EyespaceHeroes post, telling them why your nominations have been shining brightly throughout the crisis.