VIDEO: #Love Cramlington 2020 Business Award
December 20, 2020
Cramlington Town Councillor Paul Ezhilchelvan announces the results of the #Love Cramlington 2020 Business Award.
The first runner-up is Ricardo Thornton Bell.
Mr Bell is a Cramlington resident who has a furniture and goods business in North Tyneside. He saw information from his local Town Councillor about the 75th anniversary of VE day and this resulted in him offering a pallet of over 2,000 ‘Union Jack’ flags, free of charge, for the council to use with organisations and people across the town.
Flags were given to or distributed by Cramlington hospital (NSECH), Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project, Cramlington Food Bank, Engage, East Hartford Community Centre, Eastfield Estates Community Centre, Ian Levy MP, Church of the Nazarene, Cramlington Branch of Royal British Legion and Cramlington Youth Network to disperse with members.
When the flags were delivered, Cramlington Community Engagement officer Maggie Martin said “Ricardo’s donation is great! The community response in Cramlington during the coronavirus pandemic has been phenomenal and these flags will help bring some cheer to the town’s residents as they celebrate VE Day 75 on Friday.”
The next runner-up is Paul Reynolds from Renown Estate Agents
Paul has worked tirelessly to help people and raise the profile of leasehold issues in Cramlington.
He formed a local group to advise residents about dealing with the companies who hold the leaseholds.
This had no financial benefit for Paul and his aim has been to help the residents learn and understand the importance of not taking action. There have been numerous residents who have personally thanked Paul for helping them to save them thousands of pounds. Paul continues to raise this issue of Cramlington residents caught in the leasehold trap.
And the winner is…Jackie Burt from Asda
Asda, has supported many charities in and around Cramlington, from young people, food banks, schools, the NHS, care homes and more. They are always looking for more ways to help by donating money, food, clothes, toiletries etc
Key to this is their Community Champion Jackie Burt.
She goes out of her way to help and support the Cramlington community, providing much needed resources for everything from community arts projects, support for the local food bank to providing refreshments for volunteers at the community allotment. Jackie is amazing and deserves to be recognised for all she does both through the Asda Foundation and personally.