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Ashford Applause - third champion announced

Published : 29/06/2020

Ashford Applause has so far showcased two terrific community champions who are going above and beyond to help people in the community.

We continue to be delighted to receive so many nominations which have brought to light the amazing contribution people are making to the community during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Ashford Applause is Ashford Borough Council’s and Loveashford’s campaign which shows our community champions how valued they are by shining a spotlight on special people who make a positive difference to our lives when we need it most. 

We are pleased to announce our third Ashford Applause champion as Shane Deacon.

Shane has a full time job at Canterbury Hospital yet he still finds the time to go out of his way to help his neighbour’s family during this uncertain time.

Shane’s neighbour and friend, Maria Batcheller, nominated Shane for the award. She said: “I am heavily pregnant and my other half works full time which means it is very hard for us to get the supplies we need from the shops. Shane doesn’t like to see me going to the shops and risking myself and my baby. He asks for my shopping list and gets it all for us, with no bother at all. He has a fiancé and four kids at home but he is still looking out for others and their needs. He definitely deserves this award!”

There is still plenty of time left to nominate your local community champion for an Ashford Applause to give them the recognition they deserve. 

The nominations are open to all individuals, whether it be a dedicated key worker on the frontline, a selfless volunteer delivering food parcels or an outstanding neighbour collecting shopping, prescriptions or cooking meals for others in their area.  

Start the nomination process, and for top tips on how to submit a great application for your community champion, visit Loveashford’s Instagram feed.