July 2021

Well-deserved awards

A warm well done to Petersfield Voluntary Care Group! Group Chair, Alison, received an award for services to Petersfield, and the group as a whole won a Mayor’s award.

Alison said, “I feel greatly honoured. But at the end of the day we are a team in the PVCG, and everyone contributed in their own way, with courage, dedication and service throughout the risky times. It was good to see that the PVCG was separately awarded a Mayor’s Covid Heroes Award 2020-21.

“At the Council Meeting the Mayor mentioned our Day Lewis (pharmacy) Project in particular, when we delivered about 1500 prescriptions over about 100 days from Easter until the end of July 2020.”

Congratulations too to Bordon & Whitehill Voluntary Care Service for their Mayor’s award:

“I am emailing to congratulate Bordon and Whitehill Voluntary Car Service on being awarded a group award from Whitehill Town Council Mayor.

“The nomination was as follows:

For outstanding service, at all hours, in ensuring people without any means of transport (particularly public transport) can keep hospital and other medical appointments. Excellently managed, always courteous and helpful at minimum of cost. Transport needs are met with great willingness, respect and volunteers will go out of their way to please.

“A wonderful team of volunteers who deserve, at the least, a big thank you.”

And well-deserved congratulations to Coordinator Andrea Wyllie from Whitchurch Neighbourcare who was given an award at the Whitchurch Annual Town Assembly in recognition of the excellent work that she does for Neighbourcare. The group are extremely proud of Andrea!

Thank you day

Thank you day on the 4th July is a chance to thank everyone who has helped others during the Covid crisis.

Starting from just 13 individuals proposing a Thank You Day, the idea is now supported by hundreds of organisations across the country, ranging from the Scouts and Guides to Rotary and the Royal Voluntary Service, NHS, The Mirror and the Sun, the Football Association and the Church of England.

It’s got the backing of celebrities, religious leaders and sports stars, local councils and schools, businesses and communities throughout the UK.

The aim is for as many people as possible to be involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you – and the whole of the UK gets together.

Over 16 million Brits are planning to take part in the country’s first ever national thank you day #PeopleHelpingPeople

Walking for health

Since April 2019 Ramblers Walking for Health has been run with support from Sport England.

Walking for Health walks are developed to be accessible to people who have done little or no exercise before, or who need more support to stay active than they have in the past.

To find out more or to join in with a walk visit https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

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