Beaminster Community Resilience Team & Volunteers receive The High Sheriff’s Community Award
2020 has been an upside-down year. One can hardly believe that in this year alone, we’ve seen horrendous fires in Australia, the departure of Harry and Meghan, the impeachment and acquittal of a US president, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. We’ve lost some sporting and film greats. Oh, and then there was Covid-19. Anyone feel a little older than they should be?
The Coronavirus has brought immeasurable challenges to all of us – and we continue to be vigilant against the spread of the virus, protecting ourselves and each other as best we can – while a lot of uncertainty continues to hang over our heads.
But, throughout this period, there has been a team of people who stepped up and said, “I’m available”, and many who still, to this day, continue to do so. We’re talking about the Volunteers.
Throughout Covid-19, a team of volunteers have gathered together to ensure we’re fed, and shopped for, and looked after. That we receive our critical medication and that we have someone to walk the dog for us. Selflessly giving of their time and their efforts to make sure that Beaminster was looked after.
And that’s why we couldn’t be prouder to pass on the news that the Beaminster Community Resilience Team, which includes all those who have volunteered and helped with the support initiative, has been officially awarded the High Sheriff of Dorset’s Community Award in recognition of all their hard work, generosity and kindness during the Coronavirus Pandemic. But not only that, we’ve also received recognition of our efforts from the Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset.
The Lord-Lieutenant is the personal representative of Her Majesty the Queen in Dorset, representing her on a wide variety of occasions which merit Royal support and which celebrate significant achievements in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
We absolutely couldn’t be prouder to have been awarded this wonderful award by the High Sheriff, and to receive this recognition from the Lord-Lieutenant – but more than that, we couldn’t be prouder of the incredible hard work that all the volunteers have put into keeping us all going during all of these very challenging times!
Remember, if you still need us – we are here. Although many of our ‘lockdown’ duties have come to an end, we still have a core group of people who can support anyone who is struggling to cope. So, if you feel you need help, and you’re not sure where to turn, make sure you give the Beaminster Town Council a ring.
Congratulations to everyone!