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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Cat Meade explains what happens to help group as lockdown eases

* Cat Meade and her young son Connor.

The woman who spearheaded Llangollen's fightback against coronavirus has spoken of what happens to the support organisation she founded as lockdown gradually eases.

Immediately the Covid-19 crisis began back in March Cat Meade, whose day job is at Wingett's estate agents in Castle Street, launched the Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group.

Since then she and a team of dedicated volunteers have devoted many unpaid hours to ensuring people isolated in their homes have been supplied with everything from food to daily newspapers.

The group also supplied many items of PPE to the vulnerable and organised deliveries of vital medication to those self-isolating in their homes across town.

To finance the work and support hard-hit local businesses she started a series of highly popular daily raffles offering a host of valuable prizes.

There have also been regular updates about the group's work on a dedicated Facebook page.

* The Coronavirus Help Group page on Facebook launched by Cat Meade in the early says of the pandemic. 

Now, as the pandemic crisis winds down and life gradually returns to normal, Cat has taken to Facebook to explain what happens to the help group.

Yesterday she posted: “It’s been a while since I’ve posted, which is good on one hand, on the other I hope you are all keeping well ... keeping safe, responsible and mindful.

“I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to every volunteer and resident that has assisted and kept this group going during lockdown, the fundraising, gifting, hours and hours of volunteering to our wonderful community. 

“I have had to put my role to one side as work life is taking over, most volunteers are back to their daily routine, kids back at school and a little normality forming. 

“The page will stay here (hoping we do not need it again). 

“In months to come we may be able to turn it into a different page of support for the community, for now, we will leave it open and our mainstream originators will be here, IF and WHEN, hopefully not needed again. 

“Big thank you Llangollen.”

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