Every couple of weeks I have been selecting an Unsung Hero of Delyn. An individual or a business who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to so something good for their community.
The people and businesses listed below have been nominated and selected by me for the outstanding work they have done in their community. Each of these people have received a personal letter of thanks form me including a Certificate of Achievement and they will receive an invite to a special event later in the year as a token of my appreciation.
The selected nominees are:
St Peters Church, Holywell
St Peter's is being recognised for their outstanding work supporting families in need throughout COVID-19. COVID-19 has been difficult for most people, but for some it has meant an additional strain on household finances meaning that essentials may have been unaffordable. Not only have they run their usual foodbank service, but they set up a £2 food club. Families could pay £2 and take up to 10 essential items. They have helped over 50 families and gave out of £1,000 worth of goods.
The Crown Inn, Lixwm
I received several nominations for The Crown in Lixwm. The community has been quick to recognise the efforts made by Landlord Tony and his team to support the village and local community. The team at the Crown quickly changed their venue into a local grocery shop, meaning that people didn’t need to travel into neighbouring towns for things – it was on their doorstep, but by doing this they were also supporting other local businesses and producers. As well as running a shop, they ran competitions for the young ones, and offered and amazing and affordable source of take away food and drink.
The Top Monkey, Northop Hall
The Top Monkey in Northop Hall has been, and continues to be, the heart of the village. Deeanne and the team have organised local donations to install flower beds in the village – helping keep peoples spirits up, whilst also organising fund raising events for NHS and other worthy charities. To top it all they have set up a mobile post office in their car park, which offers a vital lifeline for local villagers who can’t access the service elsewhere.
The Students of Flint High School, Flint (**ADDED 07/07/2020**)
When schools were closed due to COVID-19 the students were all sent home. Upon following media reports of shortages of PPE the staff and students were concerned and they realised there was something they could do. Mr Russ Davies, Head of D&T at Flint High co-ordinated a project to design and print protective visors for local key workers.
Once the parts had been printed in 3D he packed them up and delivered them to students homes where they would assemble them ready for Mr Davies to collect them and deliver to local organisations.