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Thank you for telling us about your community stars

More than 60 individuals, community groups and local businesses have been recognised as community stars for helping their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Charnwood Community Action Stars was launched by the borough council to give people the chance to say a public thank you to those who have made a difference by helping others. Nominees were added to the borough Council’s roll of on honour on its website and given a shout out across social media.
 
People and businesses have shown the true meaning of community spirit by offering free workouts online to keep people active, delivering shopping, collecting prescriptions and simply just checking in on neighbours.
 
Nominations for Charnwood Community Stars have now closed but people are being encouraged to continue volunteering and supporting their communities.
 
Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for community support and equalities said: “There’s been a fantastic community spirit across Charnwood during this crisis and I’d like to thank each and every person who has volunteered their time to help their local community.
 
“People have helped others in many ways, and it’s been great to hear about them through Charnwood Community Action Stars. There have also been many online groups created as a result of the pandemic and it would be great to see those continue to flourish.
 
“I’m proud of the way Charnwood has pulled together over the past few months and I’d encourage people to continue volunteering and supporting their local communities as they begin to recover.”
 
Since the start of the pandemic, local firms and hundreds of volunteers have also supported Charnwood Community Action, a campaign launched by the Council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to support and co-ordinate groups and people helping others in the borough.
 
To find out more about Charnwood Community Action and for information about volunteering in your local community visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/CCA