I have been going out and about across Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, handing out ‘Our Unsung Heroes’ certificates to those nominated you nominated.
I am pleased to have the joined in this task with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Tracy Bullock and Matthew Ellis Police Fire Crime Commissioner - Staffordshire.
A group nominated was Kidsgrove Coronavirus Support.
Across Talke they have delivered thousands of meals. They are a group of local residents who just got together and gave their time and effort to ensuring the vulnerable in our community were protected.
Another group nominated were Team Chatterley, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Kidsgrove Tesco and Kidsgrove Salvation Army.
Across Kidsgrove and Talke they have delivered 8000 meals, over 100 residents have had top-ups on a Tuesday and delivered over 450 Easter Eggs, which I was proud to support and assist. The selfless work of all the volunteers demonstrates the best of our community and the bulldog spirit displayed in this battle with COVID-19. In total over 30 certificates were handed out.
There are three individuals from the group that stand out. Amy from Team Chatterley, Rich from Kidsgrove Tesco and Susan from Kidsgrove Salvation Army. There three are simply outstanding and we are so lucky to have them.
I am proud of our community's response to this virus, and so many people’s selfless desire to help those in need.
Our Unsung Heroes, is a way for us all to recognise those in our part of the world who have gone above and beyond to help others.