Magenta Living is proud to sponsor the Community Champion award at the Wirral Globe Community Heroes 2021 awards. The Community Champion award recognises someone in the community – a neighbour, volunteer or friend who has truly ‘stepped up’ and helped others. They will have always put other people first, provided a service or support that would otherwise not have been available and contributed to the wider good in the community.
We were so pleased to learn that the winner of the Community Champion award was Andrew Poynton.
Andrew set up a Facebook group very early on in the pandemic called ‘Wirral Support during Coronavirus’ which aimed to help and support people of Wirral who were struggling to cope with the impact of Covid-19.
Andrew wanted to ensure that all those who were shielding or in self-isolation could still receive items they required or simply have someone to chat to if they were feeling lonely or isolated.
Congratulations to Andrew for winning this award, a very worthy winner.
Also highly commended in the category were Lee Anson and Suzanne Rippon.
Lee asked the local community to donate their old or broken laptops for him to fix and donate directly to Wirral schools during the pandemic.
Suzanne put together CIC company ‘The Life Tree’ which she funded by herself and with the help of donations. The Life Tree has different community hubs bringing people hope, support and help when it’s needed most.
Well done to Lee and Suzanne for their amazing efforts in our community.