Parish Council thanks Wickersley’s COVID-19 heroes

by | 4 September 2020 | Notice, Rotherham

Wickersley Parish Council led the local community to create a colourful ‘Rainbow Roundabout’ to show their appreciation to NHS and other key workers who have looked after the people of Wickersley during the COVID-19 emergency. The ribbons, pom-poms, rainbows and other tributes have now been taken down. Some have been used to make ‘Thank You’ certificates and tokens for Wickersley COVID-19 heroes and the rest will go on display in Wickersley Community Centre for everyone to see.
Councillor Sue Ellis, Chair of Wickersley Parish Council, said: “The people of Wickersley, and certainly the children of Wickersley, really took our idea of the Rainbow Roundabout to their hearts and did a fabulous job. I’m really pleased that, with the help of local volunteers, we’ve been able to turn some of these ribbons into lasting mementoes to show our gratitude to all the key workers who have served and continue to serve the people of Wickersley so steadfastly during this emergency. I’ve been out distributing these tokens over the last few weeks to those working in our surgeries and health centres, pharmacies, shops, foodbanks, funeral services and local Post Office. And I’ve also been catching up with our Wickersley bin men, posties and milkmen. It’s been humbling to hear some of their COVID-19 stories and learn more about the difficulties and challenges they have faced during this emergency. I know the people of Wickersley have really appreciated their care and service to us.”