Your Parish Council is delighted to award this year’s Community Hero Award to Jean Ding.
Jean has been an inspiration. Throughout the pandemic she has collected and sold a wide variety of books, plants, jigsaws, toys, as well as more unusual items, including a set of spark plugs!, from a stall outside her house.
As well as providing a focal point for the community, she has raised the amazing amount of £6,600 for some 34 charities.
Well done Jean… and thank you.
Supporting comments include:
Throughout the period of the pandemic Jean has selflessly run a charity stall outside her house in Bell Lane. Not only has the stall been a place where people can browse the various items donated for sale such as jigsaw puzzles, books, children’s toys, and local craftwork etc, it has also been a place where villagers could pass the time of day and keep in touch during what could have been, for many, a very lonely time. In addition to giving up her own time for the benefit of others, Jean managed to raise a very significant amount of funds for local and national charities. All this was carried out with Jean’s characteristic good humour and friendly chat. We are very lucky to have someone like Jean living in the village and we think that she is fully deserving of a Community Hero Award.
I would like to nominate JEAN DING for the Community Hero award for setting up her stall, working so hard and raising a fantastic amount of money. I doubt I will be alone in nominating Jean.
I was wondering if the parish council would look at doing a special award for Jean Ding. She has done amazing and a real community champion.