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Celebrating East Suffolk’s volunteers

Posted by East Suffolk Communication team on 21 July 2020 | Comments

Hundreds of volunteers have stepped up and dedicated their time to help in their local communities in East Suffolk during the pandemic – now it is our turn to say thank you!

East Suffolk Council wants to celebrate the people, organisations and businesses who have given up their time, knowledge, and skills to help make a difference in their communities during the Covid-19 outbreak.

As part of this, the Council has decided to create a unique eBook which will tell the stories of some of our volunteers and showcase the important work they have carried out, and continue to carry out as many still need support, even as lockdown restrictions are gradually easing.

Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council, said: “Covid-19 has taken a terrible toll on the country, but it has also brought out the very best in our communities and highlighted the incredible lengths that people are willing to go through to help others.

“East Suffolk’s response to the crisis has been nothing short of amazing and I am truly grateful to the hundreds of people, organisations and businesses who have dedicated their time and resources to support their communities – they have been delivering vital food and medicines to vulnerable residents, manufacturing PPE to protect carers, making phone calls to lonely and/or isolated residents and much, much more.

“To thank each and every one of these unsung heroes, we want to produce a unique eBook to tell some of their stories and celebrate their amazing achievements. To help us, please nominate the people, organisations or businesses that have helped in your community during the crisis by filling out this short form.”

If you know of anyone in your community who have been volunteering and helped those in need during this time or have been involved with an organisation or businesses which has stepped in as a response to Covid-19, please make sure you nominate them by filling out this short form.

All nominations must be entered by Thursday 27 August 2020.