IT has been a year like no other.

2020 has tested us in ways we could never have imagined.

It has affected all of our lives – our children’s education, the businesses and jobs we rely on and our friendships and relationships with our loved ones.

And it has brought heartache and hardship to many families across Warrington.

But amid adversity, great strength and resilience has been shown across our town and in our local communities.

New ways of working and keeping in touch have become the new norm, friendships have been formed with neighbours and our admiration for our NHS has been magnified.

We know the pandemic is not yet over, but with news of a mass vaccine programme now anticipated sooner than first predicted there is fresh optimism for a brighter 2021.

With that in mind, we want to create a special keepsake supplement to tell the story of 2020 in Warrington, to be published in December.

It aims to provide a local record of the events of the year, from the start of the outbreak to now, from the facts and figures surrounding the pandemic to the incredible efforts by our town’s key worker and community champions.

We also want to help families pay a special tribute to those who have tragically lost their lives to Covid-19.

And to make it a true reflection of our town’s response to the pandemic we need your help to put it together.

We have published hundreds of good deed stories throughout the crisis and were inundated with nominations for our Heroes of Warrington initiative that we launched earlier in the year.

We also launched our Back Our Businesses campaign to support local companies which has continued to run throughout this latest lockdown.

But we know there are many more worthy people and places that we have not yet written about.

We want to ensure every area of Warrington is featured in our review of the year, so would like to hear about the most deserving community initiatives, the businesses that have kept you going during lockdown periods and the local lifelines you’ve turned to in times of need.

We also want to hear from schools and businesses themselves about how they had to quickly adapt and diversify.

Most importantly, we want to hear from those who have sadly lost a relative to this cruel and indiscriminate virus and would like to share their memories of their loved one.

There is no fee to be included and we will work with you to ensure a fitting tribute is published in the Guardian in December.

If you would like to be involved please fill in the form below or email your details to and a member of our team will be in touch.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us throughout 2020.