An energetic resident has received a hero award for helping get people up and moving during lockdown.

Lucy West of Happy Hearts Exercise based at St Peter's Hospital in Maldon, has been awarded the Essex Activity Hero Award by Active Essex for her outstanding contribution to the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

During the pandemic, she has been unable to offer her usual sociable and safe exercise classes for over 50's in Maldon and surrounding areas.

So instead, Lucy adapted and rose to the challenge to offer Zoom meetings and outdoor sessions instead.

Now Lucy holds produces over 30 weekly online videos on YouTube for her clients to continue to stay active and healthy during lockdown until her normal classes can resume.

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