And the winners of the first Aneurin Bevan and Peoples NHS Day Awards are!!!!

Community Support and Care Category

Mr Paul Bromwell and the Valley Veterans.  Paul was nominated for his foresight in identifying demand and establishing a much needed network of support for so many people via the Valley Veterans organisation. He has also sought ways to innovatively support those in need and meet their diverse needs before and during the pandemic Valley Veterans.  During the ceremony Paul acknowledged the incredible team he has around him who have contributed to the Valley Veterans success to date.

Morale and Welfare Category

Miss Ffion Gwyther.  Ffion has captured so many hearts with her regular video and social media posts produced throughout the various lockdowns. Ffion demonstrated an outstanding commitment to finding ways to raise the spirits of those facing the incredible hardships during the several lockdowns endured throughout the country.  She realised that many might not understand the changing guidance on restrictions and presented a regular and lighthearted information service for all.  The films were produced at home and feature Ffion as a different character daily (with some being shown in the montage here), giving the latest update offered using humour and fun to support her message. If you have not seen any of her clips - do take a look!

Youth Category

Miss Olivia Taylor.  Olivia was nominated for her highly positive attitude throughout the pandemic lockdown. She developed amusing videos which were promoted on You Tube and Facebook which were intended to raise people's morale and certainly bought a smile to so many peoples’ faces. Her citation indicates that being young is not a barrier to being mature enough to be aware of the needs of those around them.  Congratulations Olivia and keep up the great work!

Innovation Category

Tredegar Community Task Force:  They were cited for their swift and seamless level of support in response to the outbreak of COVID19. The Task Force was among one of the first such groups to be established in the UK to respond to the unprecedented restrictions of COVID.   Also nominated within this same category was its founder, Mr Kevin Phillips.  At the time of the nomination, the Task Force was undertaking over 750 deliveries to vulnerable people every week, over 200 calls for assistance were received daily and 14,000 deliveries of medicine had been made.  The Tredegar Task Force has attracted over 45 volunteers who work until every demand has been met.