PEOPLE who went the extra mile to help others during the pandemic have been honoured.

"Upton's local heroes" held an event at the town's rugby club to recognise people who helped others.

The club invited shop and service workers who had helped keep the town open during the crisis, with food, drink and music to entertain the crowds.

Upton Rugby Club chairman Rob Heeley thanked representatives from the Co-Op, Spar, The Washeteria, Upton in Bloom, Upton Community Centre and the Junior School for their efforts and town mayor Cllr Henrietta Ross also showed her support.

The event, on September 19, also included free drinks, a pig roast and saw Upton take on Norton RFC, winning 37-7 on the day.

A spokesman said: "The local WI had a superb stand with the best that could be found in home-made cakes and during the morning, the ever-growing junior section of the Club put on a great display during their weekly training session and were joined by coaches from the Worcester Warriors to add to the excitement.

"Every week 125 youngsters train at Upton and everyone is looking forward to being back to rugby at last.

"Upton’s Juniors work with kids from 4 to 17 years old. Anyone interested to get their children involved should go to our Upton RFC Juniors Facebook page."