One example of our great community spirit is Graham MacDonald, who runs a chocolatier business in Oxford. (Graham’s house is just behind the War Memorial) He has kindly donated chocolate Easter eggs for every household in the village. Indeed, we think we have enough so that each child in the village also gets their own Easter egg. (Brilliant. – Well done Graham!). The Easter bunnies, Mike and Pauline Durham, together with Robbie (my better half!) and me, will be distributing the eggs between 10-12am on Sunday (Easter Sunday) morning, so look out for them on your doorstep. Disappointingly, Mike said he wasn’t prepared to wear a bunny outfit for the occasion!
So far, the prescription collections appear to be going well, and our volunteers have been out and about, looking after their designated households. Thanks to Debbie Best, who read last week’s newsletter and made contact, stepping forward to fill a gap in our support network.
At the bottom of this newsletter is a message from the Vale of the White Horse District Council, thanking all volunteers across the District for our support. Please have a look.
That’s all from me this week. Remember to stay at home, support the NHS and save lives.
We just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much what you’re doing is appreciated and to show you a little video we’ve made to say thank you. You’re doing an incredible job and as you’ll see from the video, our staff and councillors all think so too.
At a time our communities were most in need, you were the people who stood up and did what needed to be done to support them. When we look back on this time, we hope you’ll do so with pride in the absolutely crucial role you’ll have played in keeping our country going. Thank you.
We’ll be sharing this on social media shortly as we believe everyone needs to know what a great job you’re all doing.
COVID-19 Community Support Programme Manager
South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils