As part of this year’s Suffolk Day celebrations, Suffolk’s seven MPs chose their winners of the inaugural “Suffolk Heroes Awards” and our local MP, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to present Nick Corke of Hour Community in Framlingham with his certificate today.
The awards celebrate some fantastic individuals and teams across Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, all of whom have given so much to their local communities throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, not least of all Hour Community.
At the height of the pandemic, Hour Community drew up a pandemic action plan that divided Framlingham into 10 “cocoons”, each having a designated leader who was responsible for managing the needs of residents living in each “cocoon.” A team of hardworking volunteers helped with shopping, collection of prescriptions and delivery of meals on wheels. All the while, Hour Community’s team of volunteer drivers continued to take residents to their medical appointments and to vaccination appointments, whilst other volunteers started a telephone befriending service for local residents.
Commenting on the award, Dr Poulter said “I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to Nick and his fabulous team at Hour Community. Their efforts throughout the pandemic reached far and wide throughout the Framlingham area and I know that many residents would join me in thanking Hour Community for their support. Our strong sense of community and looking out for one another is what makes Suffolk such a truly special place to live and these “Suffolk Heroes Awards” are just a small way in which we can recognise and celebrate the fantastic and selfless efforts shown by so many throughout the pandemic.”