You’re just champion!

24 Nov 2020 10:40
Published by: Scott Callan

HORWICH has announced its brilliant ‘community champions’ – those who have gone the extra mile during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The list has been released by the town council after its call for nominations for the official recognition from members of the public.

A wide range of people and their work is represented – from junior football coaches to organisers of support groups and individuals who swung into action to help other people during lockdown.

A council spokesperson said: “Horwich is so lucky to have such fantastic community spirit and on behalf of the community, the council would like to thank all of you for the wonderful work you have done.”

Town mayor Gordon Stone will present all the champions with a certificate of appreciation at a special celebration which will be held in “a suitable, safe style” when restrictions allow.

The spokesperson added: “Thanks also to all of you who took the time to send in your nominations and well done to all of our Horwich Champions.”

Here are your champions:

·         Simon and Sean Clarkson, Steven Holden and other volunteers from
Horwich RMI FC for ensuring junior members got back to
training as soon as it was safe to do so

·         Maria Hilton for helping housebound and older residents with
shopping and  other activities

·         Donna Karen Powell for her ‘Bag the Bug’ initiative making wash
bags for NHS staff uniforms

·         Denise Silcock for the ‘Lend a Hand in Horwich’ support group
providing help to those who needed it most during lockdown

·         Keith Whittingham for his continued service and dedication to
Horwich Royal British Legion organising VE/VJ Day
commemorations during lockdown

·         Anne Wilkes from the Inner Wheel for making and giving away
face masks and scrub bags

·         Jane Woolfall and Cheryl Rutherford of Hiit Fit for providing free
online fitness sessions for ladies of all ages

·         Emily Wright-Fish for making and distributing fabric face masks
free of charge to key workers

·         Ray and Moumita Patel of Brewed Coffee for cooking and delivering
meals to their elderly and  vulnerable customers

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