WITH a lot of help from volunteers we’ve been busy putting together and delivering hampers around our communities.
The deliveries came with a little twist – they were delivered to unsuspecting individuals who had been nominated for their work and dedication over the last few months.
People such as Tracey Dresser, Service Lead at Tees Alive, part of Community Integrated Care.
She was selected by her nominator because: “Tracey has been an absolute legend throughout the pandemic going way above and beyond what is required in her role. She is a real ambassador of CIC and the Care Sector and a passionate advocate of the people we support. Tracey also contracted COVID as was really poorly during which time she soldiered on, working from home, providing support to her staff, the people we (CIC) support and families of Tees Alive.”
Dan Peterkin from Boro’s Academy Dan volunteered every opportunity he could, including delivering leaflets door to door around central Middlesbrough, gardening in Grove Hill, dropping off meals every Friday to those in need, and driving around all over Teesside on various tasks.
We work with 14 classes in Green Lane School and a hamper was dropped off for the staff to share, while the Acklam Green Centre were nominated for their continued support of the PL Kicks programme delivered there three nights a week.
East Cleveland resident Shaun Brown received a hamper for his outstanding community work during lockdown, organising a family quiz, entertainment via his own disco and more recently providing Christmas lights and decorations for his entire street.
The staff in The Retreat at UCA had a hamper to go with their recent award for their work with after school club, while volunteer PL Kicks coach, Dan Able attends weekly sessions at the Herlingshaw Centre and is passionate about developing himself.
Among many to donate time, money or produce were Victrex they very kindly gave us £250 – thank you.
There is a story behind every hamper, we’ve just chosen a sample here. Each one has a tale, each one was a surprise, each individual had made a difference.
Thank you from MFC Foundation.
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