On Thursday 4th November, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain, made a special award to Karen Foreman and Blewbury Good Neighbours for all the good work they’ve done during the pandemic.
In a ceremony at County Hall, the award was one of 21 presented to individuals and groups throughout the county, chosen from over 60 nominations. Says Karen: “I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Blewbury Good Neighbours and the whole village. We’ve all ‘done our bit’, helping with shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, getting newspapers, telephone calls and tech support, along with a million other little things, that kept us all going. Lots of the volunteers have said that helping others was really good for them too: they’ve made new friends and it really helped with their mental health. So thank you to you all, well done, and we’ll keep going, as we’ll all need a helping hand one day!”