GOOD NEIGHBOUR AWARD
This new award will recognises residents who go out of their way to help others living and working in Watford's neighbourhoods and communities.
They are someone who goes above and beyond what a good neighbour should be.
The shortlisted finalists are:
Pat and Nat Doran
Throughout the pandemic Pat and Nat continued to work at Marks & Spencer. During this time no matter how they were, or whatever the weather the helped their neighbours with buying their shopping and delivering it to them, picked up and delivered clothing that had been ordered, no job was too big or too small for them.
Wendy runs the Holly Café who meet once a month where residents of the Courtlands area can enjoy the opportunity to socialise in a warm, friendly atmosphere with tea and homemade cakes. She was also in involved in running the NasCourt luncheon club providing lunches to 35 people each month. Covid bought a halt to these activities but that didn’t stop Wendy! She continued baking cakes and delivered them to all those who previously attended the café and luncheon club, stopping to have a chat at their front doors to make sure they were ok. When restrictions allowed she opened her garden up inviting a few people at a time to enjoy coffee, cake and a chat.
Phyllis has an extraordinary reach across the community. She enriches several community groups with her warm, calm, inclusive spirit. Phyllis has a heart of gold and would help anyone, her chuckle heals many a wounded heart and she is always ready with advice, comfort and support for those who seek help. During lockdown she made masks, bags and scrubs for the PPE Project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also shares the responsibility of contacting members of the Caring Sharing Friends on a weekly basis to make sure everyone is looked after.
The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 4 March 2022.