Today is the last day of The Standard showcasing some of the amazing work individuals and businesses have performed throughout the coronavirus pandemic as part of the Recognition of Service Awards.

Today we are focusing on the Creativity category:

Clare Montgomery

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

Clare said her nomination came as "surprise" as she was just trying to help when she began making scrubs for key workers.

She said: "When Covid lockdown started we had a pregnant daughter in later stages and our son in Australia, I was worried but thought I can’t just sit here what can I do to help?

"The girls at Tesco had no protection so I looked up the pros and cons of cotton masks and decided to make some to give out to my girls at Tesco’s and anyone else that needed them.

"My thoughts were something must be better than nothing ! It all just went from there to an overwhelming display of generosity from friends and family wanting to help."

Emma Durrant

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

During lockdown Emma was determined to keep her choir and community connected.

Her nomination said: "I nominated Emma for her true inspirational and hard working for keeping her The sound Collective choir going on-line every week. Plus doing various events like quizes!

"Myself personally has been working for NHS throughout the coronavirus but I need something to focus on as its been really hard, Emma supported myself on a one to basis on-line learning a solo song.

"I’ve been a member of the choir since the very start which is over eight years now Emma has supported myself on personal level as well as illness . So I truly appreciate Emma dedication she has keep as going."

Ruth and Simon Houlding

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

Their nomination said: "Ruth and Simon produced a full wardrobe of clinical scrubs for our mental health team to wear during Coronavirus.

"The scrubs arrived in the first week of lockdown and have been used by the doctors, nurses and social workers in our team throughout the lockdown.

"They used their skills to take apart one uniform and then make up 15 uniforms.

"The best bit was that the uniforms came with a little handwritten note that fell out when we tried them on for the first time."

Mary Ellen Ryan

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

Mary was regarded as extremely vulnerable so to keep herself busy began making masks.

She said: "Making these masks for the family snowballed into doing some for friends and the neighbours, then I thought I’d put some in a basket in the village community shop as well.

"I did this and started to put a bundle of them in the basket every Monday and Friday afternoons. I am still doing this every week.

"There is,and never has been, any charge for these masks, if I’m asked “what do I owe you”, I suggest a little donation in a charity box would be lovely."