The SeaGirls WI and other local organisations and businesses were delighted recently to receive a letter from Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, thanking them for the tremendous volunteering work they carried out during the first lockdown.
The SeaGirls WI played an integral part in the St Minver Community Support Group, initially set up by SeaGirls member Morwenna Vernon. As soon as the lockdown was confirmed, the SeaGirls, a diverse group of women with a wealth of knowledge and skills, sprang into action. Working alongside local businesses, the team of over 50 volunteers provided much needed support to vulnerable members of the local community by providing meals, collecting shopping/prescriptions, dog walking, providing emotional support, making masks and scrubs and generally being there for anyone who needed help.
Receiving recognition from the Lord-Lieutenant was a wonderful and unexpected surprise. SeaGirls President Nici Couch said, “I am so proud the SeaGirls pulled together and provided for our community.”