WREXHAM residents are being encouraged to share their stories of the role they have played during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominations are now open for the AVOW Covid Community Showcase.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Wrexham Volunteer Centre was redeployed into the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) COVID Team.

Through this work, AVOW have been in contact with organisations, community groups and hundreds of volunteers across the county dedicating time to the community and helping those in need.

A spokesman said: "We’ve seen help and support for families, friends and strangers, through shielding, social distancing and isolation that has made a significant impact in the local community.

"The nominations aim to showcase some of the work taking place in our community and say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has played a vital role throughout the pandemic.

"Nominations are open to anyone who has a story to tell, with the permission of anyone entered.

"We will collect stories from the community and compile them into a COVID-19 support map across Wrexham County Borough. "Highlights from the nominations will feature on our Website and Social Media pages.

"Each nomination will receive a certificate from AVOW to say, ‘Thank you’, we hope to present these to the nominees personally at our next event.

"So, let us know who has made a difference in your community by August 14 through our online nomination form, and help us tell the story of COVID in Wrexham County Borough."