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The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has added a new category to the NACC Awards for 2020: The Triumph Over Adversity Award

The new award specifically honours the extraordinary efforts of care caterers during the coronavirus pandemic – from those working in care homes to those supporting the vulnerable in the community.

The Triumph Over Adversity Award, sponsored by CaterCloud, is open for nominations from NACC members. It recognises and celebrates teams and individuals from the care sector (from care establishments and community services to businesses and suppliers associated with the sector), who have overcome significant business or personal difficulties to ensure the continued delivery of a quality meal service for residents and customers since the coronavirus pandemic. 

Following the introduction of the new award, the deadline for entries for all categories of the NACC Awards has been extended until 17th July 2020.

Sue Cawthray, National Chair, NACC, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 an incredibly challenging year, especially for the care sector at the forefront of caring for and protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Care caterers up and down the country have more than stepped up to the challenge. 

“They’ve ensured residents who suddenly found themselves isolated from the outside world continue to receive nutritious meals and met the increased demand for meals delivery to the vulnerable older population in the community confined to their own homes. We could not let the selfless dedication, compassion and ingenuity of these frontline workers go unrecognised.” 

She continued: “The Triumph Over Adversity Award is an exceptional award for exceptional times and our way of saying thank you to all our colleagues for their outstanding response to this period of national crisis. We’re very, very proud of the care catering sector.”

The Triumph Over Adversity Award will be announced, along with the other eight NACC Awards, later in the year.

The NACC Awards 2020 nominations are open to members of the NACC. The nomination brochure with full category details and entry requirements can be downloaded here.

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