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:
Ros Evans has been the choir leader of Musical Memories Choir since we began 6 years ago. We are choir with a purpose created to bring connection and colour to the lives of people living with dementia and carers.
At the start of lockdown we sadly had to suspend our choirs but Ros sprung into action and started recording daily sing at home sessions from her front room in Penclawdd. She has been incredible in recording these sessions, enabling our choir members to stay connected and keep singing. She is going to be recording the 100th session on 25th August and we would love her to know how appreciated she is! You can see her in action on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/musicalmemorieschoir or website musicalmemorieschoir.co.uk
Belinda has always been there for her community in many ways, however when Covid struck Belinda rallied around. She has spent the last few months regularly checking in on lots of people who found themselves even more isolated than before. Belinda has also kept a close eye out for people who were struggling and needed extra support. She's even completely renovated the community Men's Shed that she set up last year! Belinda is a true champion for Clydach and the community is so lucky to have such a hardworking, committed and caring lady.
Matthew is the chairperson of Clydach Community Council and as soon as the lock down began, he threw himself straight into helping. Matthew set up a volunteer scheme to ensure residents were supported to get shopping, prescriptions and many other requests. He also got leaflets made and delivered so that everyone had access to a volunteer if they needed one. Matthew's knowledge of his community allowed him to work closely with pharmacies and local restaurants and this helped greatly with people getting their prescriptions and ensuring vulnerable people had a hot meal. Matthew worked extremely hard for his community and the volunteer scheme has been a life line for many people at this time.
Thank you. You are this week's #GOWERHEROES