Each week throughout the summer I've wanted to celebrate and recognise the hard work of individuals and groups in Gower who have done so much to help us get throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Community spirit and solidarity has kept us together and I believe it's important that we celebrate the best of us. This will be the last week of Gower Heroes so I wanted to say an enormous thank you to everyone who nominated and everyone who was nominated.
Here is the final week of #GowerHeroes:
Alan runs the food bank in Clydach and during the lock down, demand increased significantly. As well as his many other commitments to Ty Croeso, Alan knuckled down and dealt with the rocketing demands admirably. Alan and his team made sure that the residents of Clydach and the surrounding areas had access to food and necessities during a very uncertain and stressful time and I know many residents are very grateful for his support.
Adrian is a key member of his community in Craig Cefn Parc. During the lock down, Adrian got in touch because the bus service had reduced and stopped in some areas, which was impacting people being able to access their local food bank in Clydach. Adrian was seeking advice of how to set up a food bank for his area, however there was a lot of red tape to get through for a small demand. As Adrian runs some of the CCP Facebook groups and is well known and respected in the community, he used that platform to ask for local donations and started collecting food and necessities from his neighbours. He then delivered them to families in need in a discreet and respectful manner. Adrian is a wonderful example of a street champion who has real initiative, motivation and the best interests of his community at the forefront.
Thank you. You are this week's #GOWERHEROES