Each week I'd like to take a moment to celebrate and recognise the hard work of those who have done so much to help us get through this difficult and troubling time. Thank you to everyone who nominated their Gower Hero!
Here is the third wave of Gower Heros. If you have someone you'd like to nominate, you can do so here
This week's Gower Heroes are:
When the Coronavirus hit, Anna stepped up as the 'community champion' for Tircoed. Village, Penllergaer. Anna has as worked tirelessly coordinating volunteers as well as personally providing support with food, prescriptions and many many other issues. She has worked with the Local Area Coordinator, highlighting issues where appropriate and has supported the broader work of the Pontarddulais Partnership in providing community support.
Anna has run a social media page for her area and regularly posts significant and appropriate information, which takes up a huge amount of her time. Anna is always available to offer support and advice.
At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Jack was one of the first people to get in touch to offer his help with our food bank. He carried out a deep clean of the centre and also loaned us a vehicle for a 6-week period in order that we could deliver food parcels to the most vulnerable members of our community.
Richard, who is employed by the City and County of Swansea Council as Local Area Coordinator for the Pontarddulais and District area has been fundamental in establishing and running the Pontarddulais Community Response to the Covid 19 crisis. Well before it became the policy for the LAC’s to be involved in such activity, Richard stepped in at the very beginning showing leadership in what needed to be done to support to what ended as nearly 200 people who were self isolating. He supported and advised on numerous matters which safeguarded all concerned and brought about huge benefits to the community at large. But perhaps what stood out more was his very hands on approach, carrying out numerous tasks himself many of which were in his own time (Richard spent hours on Good Friday BH travelling around a number of Pharmacies to obtain the right drugs for a person who needed help and then did the same thing on Easter Sunday!). There is no doubts at all that there are many ,many people, both those who needed help and those who assisted in helping them, will always be grateful for Richard’s knowledge, skill ,demeanour and commitment to the wellbeing of people and the community at large.
Thank you. You are this week's #GOWERHEROES