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Charities and Covid heroes championed by Mayor at voluntary sector reception

Charities and Covid heroes championed by Mayor at voluntary sector reception

16 May 2022
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Representatives from more than 35 voluntary groups, as well as some of the borough’s Covid-19 Roll of Honour heroes, came together on Sunday (15 May) for a special reception hosted by the Borough Mayor, Cllr Keith Baker MBE. The event was held to thank all of those who volunteered during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Mayor’s reception, held at the Oakwood Centre in Woodley, was an opportunity for representatives from the voluntary, community and faith sector to network, renew old acquaintances and meet new ones. 


Around 140 people attended the reception. This included some of those who received a Covid-19 Roll of Honour award, including children and young people, for going above and beyond to help the borough’s community during the pandemic.  

Many of these local people volunteered for a charity, some for the very first time. Others helped a friend or neighbour, or where a positive force in the community and were nominated by the borough’s residents.


Mayor of Wokingham Borough Cllr Keith Baker MBE said: “I was delighted to thank those in the voluntary, community and faith sector who work tirelessly to help and support so many in our community. They do fantastic work and make significant contributions to the lives of many and without their dedication Wokingham Borough would not be the great place it is.


“During the pandemic, there was a real sense of community spirit in our borough. Our Covid-19 heroes really made a difference. I want to thank them too for their selfless work as they went above and beyond to help others during one of the most difficult periods in our history.”

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