Thurrock’s Co-op community kindness competition winner announced

ON the 1st December Co-op launched their community kindness competition, which encouraged the readers of Thurrock’s Nub News to nominate someone in the community who has shown kindness – no matter how big or how small.

Despite a tough year, our friends, family, neighbours and colleagues across the nation have been helping out where they can. That’s why the Co-op are celebrating kindness in our community.

And nominate you did. It’s clear there is no lack of kindness in Thurrock with lots of nominations for lots of deserving people.

All the nominations were entered into a draw with the chance to win a luxury Co-op Christmas hamper worth £50. Among other treats, the hamper includes a bottle of Co-op Irresistible Prosecco and delicious chocolate to add to the Christmas festivities.

The winners of Thurrock’s prize draw are John and Joyce Guest, who were nominated by Gerry Calder for their efforts in promoting the uptake of fostering children in Thurrock.

Gerry said that not only do John and Joyce deserve some recognition for their “tireless volunteering” with fostering, but also for how pro-active they are as members of the community. They work hard for “the betterment of the lives of older people” and in “all aspects of community life for the benefit of all.”

“They are long overdue for some recognition” Gerry said.

Despite a difficult year, it’s clear that the people of Thurrock have pulled together to support one another. Our community it stronger than ever.

Thank you, John and Joyce, for being true local heroes and showing us that when times are tough, it’s the small things that make a big difference.

We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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