Week 4 of the Test Valley COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Award announced

March 31, 2021

Unity and Dmitrijs Meiksans MYP are proud to announce the fourth week’s worth of recipients that have received the Test Valley COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Award. The award aims to recognise and highlight the amazing people that have gone above and beyond to assist their local communities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

This week, the shortlisting panel voted to select Joe Billet from Sherfield English and Phyllis Hurle from Romsey.

One nominator said about Joe, “As soon as the first lockdown was in place, Joe was proactive in supporting the Sherfield English community, delivering milk and essentials to those of us who were sheltering. He was on the end of the phone at the P.O/village shop. He and the team collected subscriptions and there was the Sherfield English support team that worked with Unity. It was a scary time for those of us who were at home trying to stay safe with risk factors such as age and medical conditions. ”

Romsey’s Phyllis Hurle also received the award, nominations said: “She has been volunteering with RCS since we have opened our community pantries.  She is dedicated with nothing being a problem, often going above and beyond anything, she is asked to do.  She has done all of this even though she is caring for others.”

Dmitrijs Meiksans, the organiser of the awards scheme, said, “Phyllis and Joe have both relentlessly persevered, once asked to step up and assist those within their local communities. We are really proud to award them with a TVCUHA this week.”

Nominations are still open to nominate your local unsung hero in Test Valley. Visit www.testvalleycuha.co.uk/nominate to recognise someone today.

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