Chairman: Councillor Phil Loughlin | Clerk: Ralph L Morgan (BA Hons)

Winner announced for Volunteer Appreciation Prize!

July 1, 2020

To celebrate National Volunteers week Donnington and Muxton Parish Council ran a competition to show it’s appreciation to all the wonderful volunteers who help within the Community. The prize was a hamper of delicious baked goods, kindly donated by Nanny’s Craft Bakery.

We had some excellent nominations for volunteers whose kind-hearted ways were clearly making an impact on the Community, however one particular nomination did stand out. After some deliberation the Chairman chose Gemma Elsmore as the winner, nominated by Carol Bloore, which read:

“I’d like to nominate Gemma Elsmore. She works tirelessly to raise funds for blood cancer but since lockdown and being furloughed she started making homemade soup to deliver to the elderly and vulnerable also at the same time as caring for her son. She has raised thousands and thousands for blood cancer so she definitely deserves to be recognised for all her hard work. I’d also like to mention before lockdown and being furloughed she also worked full time Monday to Friday as well as organising fundraising events to raise even more money for the blood cancer charity. I cannot think of anyone more deserving than this young lady”.

Gemma collected her certificate and hamper of treats saying “Thank you to Carol Bloore for nominating me and all at the Parish Council that chose me as their winner. I hope I’ve inspired others to do something similar for those in need”.

We also hope that this inspires others to volunteer for the Community. Volunteers are an absolutely integral part of the running of Donnington and Muxton Library and the Parish Council is so grateful that there are people out there who give their time so generously and freely.

Congratulations, Gemma!

Last modified: July 1, 2020