Message of Thanks to Sandwell Volunteers from Council Cabinet Offfice

Message of Thanks to Sandwell Volunteers from Council Cabinet Offfice

Hundreds of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis have been highly praised in a special personal message by the borough’s cabinet member for living healthy lives.

The message from Councillor Farut Shaeen was made to pass on the council’s “heartfelt thanks and appreciation” after a mammoth effort across the borough.

Councillor Shaeen said the many volunteers who stepped up to support the vulnerable people in the borough as part of the Good Neighbours Scheme, Sandwell Together befriending service and other projects had done a truly brilliant job.

She said she wanted to make time to say a heartfelt thank you to those who had worked so diligently to help others through this very difficult time for families and vulnerable people.

She said: “We wanted the volunteers to know how much their efforts had been appreciated by residents they had been helping with shopping, errands or providing the chance to just someone to talk to.

“I really want to thank the official volunteer groups, our council staff and councillors too who are volunteering, and also to those who have going out of their way to help out neighbours, friends and relatives.”

Councillor Shaeen said that all volunteers have been given advice on infection control, the need to drop shopping off without going into homes and to wash and sanitise their hands regularly.

Details of some helpful community groups and organisations are available at:
www.sandwell.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunitygroups
To donate or volunteer to help, go to: www.sandwell.gov.uk/coronaviruscanyouhelp

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