Volunteers have a huge impact in our community and Volunteers' Week is our chance to celebrate the hundreds of volunteers we've worked with in this last year and beyond.
Before the Covid pandemic, amazing volunteers provided support and activities to a great number of local residents. From Neston Angels befrienders helping older people feel less lonely and more connected, to grafting gardeners transforming our outdoor spaces, from stewards braving the cold to help Christmas festivities go with a bang, to the hidden administrators and office assistants who helped co-ordinate activities . So many people in Neston and beyond have benefitted from the hours that volunteers have given.
And then came the pandemic: and as all activities stopped, Neston stepped up in style. We have been humbled more than ever by the dedication and generosity of local people willing to give their time to help during this unprecedented period in history. We put out the call and local people responded instantly and in their droves. Together we tackled the most pressing needs, helping the clinically vulnerable with shopping and prescription deliveries in the very first lockdown, and up to the recent present, mass vaccinations have seen the largest number of volunteers involved in tackling the crisis.
Thank you to all these volunteers who make our area such a great place to live.