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Thank you to volunteers in Kendal

18th September 2020

To all the wonderful volunteers in Kendal,

We cannot thank you enough for all the support you offered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When we were faced with all the unknowns a few months ago, we were bowled over with how you all stepped up to enrol as volunteers. Your bravery and selflessness meant that those who were vulnerable and shielding were supported, which has proven invaluable for the community.

We all know that we still have some time to go before this is all well and truly over so we urge you to stay vigilant and don't forget your ‘Hands. Face. Space’. We want everybody to remember: wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.

You can watch our thank you message here.

Here are some quotes from people who benefitted from your time and goodwill, they were too shy to speak on camera.

"We want to thank you for your kindness in collecting our prescriptions for us these last few months. We do hope your family keep well. Hopefully, we can get our medications ourselves now. Our very best wishes and grateful thanks."

"I really appreciate what you have done for my mum and dad and the care you take to get them the food they want. They aren't too well and they would have found it difficult to cope in the current situation if it hadn't been for your help. So thank you so much!"

Thanks again from all of us working in Kendal, we really appreciate your kindness. 

Kendal Community Emergency Planning Group

Kendal Integrated Care Community

Gateway Church

Kendal Fire and Rescue Service

Mayor Alvin Finch

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch