VIDEO: #Love Cramlington 2020 Community Group Award
December 24, 2020
Cramlington Town Councillor Wayne Daley reveals the results of the #Love Cramlington 2020 Community Group Award
Our first runner up is Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
As well as supporting the community the CVYP team have worked tirelessly through the pandemic, overcoming all barriers and obstacles to enable young people to get active again in their communities, receive support for their mental health though taking part in socially distanced activities such as archery, cycling, dancing, arts and crafts and more as well as providing targeted schemes for their young carers and special educational needs groups.
The next runner-up is Stand Side by Side in Cramlington Facebook Group
This community group was set up as a response to the Coronavirus crisis.
Their statement says: We are just a group of members of the community. We don’t organise volunteers or have direct involvement with the offers of help. We inform, assist and network between all the schemes and groups. Think of us as an extension of your friendly neighbours.
They have recently launched their Winter Appeal. where instead of food donations, they are asking members to donate the price of a cuppa to the Cramlington Food Bank if they would like to.
And the winner is…Cramlington and District Red Squirrel Group
The Cramlington and District Red Squirrel Group volunteers have worked hard this year, dedicating many hours to help our native red squirrel population survive and indeed thrive in our area.
More red squirrel sightings have been recorded in and around Cramlington than ever before thanks to the groups tireless endeavours, including the recently installed squirrel rope bridges which have been a resounding success. Within days the squirrels were using these bridges and there has been a definite decrease in the deaths on this road.
The group is made up of nearly 40 volunteers who monitor survey stations, seek sponsorship and grants – previously they have benefited from Cramlington Town Council’s Community Chest scheme – engaging with youngsters and developing a red squirrel walk.
Although CADRS members would do this work regardless, every time anyone (including the volunteers) sees a red squirrel it definitely puts a huge smile on your face for the rest of the day, which in these difficult times is priceless.
You are the winners of the Community Group Award – well done to you all.