As I am sure you are aware, everything has changed significantly over the past few weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants have closed, many of us are working from home or not even working at all and in one way or another, we are all feeling impacted by this devastating time. This is exactly why, at Podio Preston, we feel it is so important to focus on the positive.
We have heard so many stories about people who are helping others. Some are doing shopping for their vulnerable neighbours, where others have signed up to be a ‘phone buddy’ for people who are isolating alone or maybe even started to run online classes of some form to teach people new skills. These are just a few examples of the many amazing things that people are doing to help one another during this crisis.
At Podio Preston, we want to give back to the people who are doing amazing things for their communities with praise and recognition.
If you or someone you know is doing something to help others during this pandemic and you think that they deserve a shout out for it, please fill out the contact form (that you can find on our website under the ‘contact’ tab), explaining:
- Who they are
- Who you are
- What wonderful things that the nominee has been doing for the community – just in a few sentences.
Nominees could be doing anything to help others: whether that be by assisting a neighbour or friend on a smaller scale; instructing groups or workshops of some kind online; or working on the front line with the emergency services, carers, shops, delivery drivers and other services who are taking care of us and our country.
We plan to collate all of the submissions we receive into an article as part of our way of saying a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful people who are helping to keep our communities happy and healthy during this time of need.