The time has come around once again for us at the Times & Star to share your Person of the Week.

With community spirit still out in full-swing, even with the announcement that lockdown is coming to an end next week, there are still so many who deserve their time in the spotlight.

And a there’s no one quite like Glenda Collins, who is more than worthy of this week’s round of applause.

The Victoria Infant School SENCO support officer and deputy CF guardian lead has spent countless hours during lockdown to keep families are cared for and supported through the difficult time.

Glenda and her team have kept in regular contact with pupils’ parents, making sure they have access to school work and online resources, and have been on-hand ready to jump in whenever their help is needed.

And the 50-year-old’s commitment has certainly made a difference, with the family behind the nomination saying: “I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this.

“Anyone who knows Glenda knows she always works above and beyond for children, parents and families, and she is known in the community and school for all her hard work.”

They continued: “She has a heart as big as a bin lid, and I think everyone would say exactly the same!”

On top of the regular calls and check-ins, Glenda and her team ahev donated paper, pens, pencils and other supplies to pupils, allowing them to continue with their work, as well as handing out more than 100 iPads to the children, giving them access to their online lessons.

But it’s all in a day’s work for the Workington woman, who is “honoured” to be a part of her families’ lives.

“It's a privilege and an honour to support the families, especially through these difficult months," she said.

"I'm very touched to be nominated for this, but I've got to accept it on behalf of the very, very dedicated team I work with, the teachers, the families, and the children – they've been absolutely amazing, putting up with school being closed and experiencing such a hard time."

She added: "It's such an honour to do my job, and as far as I'm concerned, the real heroes are the NHS, police, key workers, everyone on the front line who has done such a brilliant job through lockdown.

"I've always said if my families are happy, I'm happy, and I only finish work when everybody has been helped."

Help us to spread some joy across Allerdale by sending in your nominations, with details of where they’re from, what they do, and why they deserve a round of applause, to