A New Dawn

Our last communication from Martin our MD asked for any amazing customer stories relating to the Coronavirus pandemic that we could share on the Website. There are a couple listed below and we will add more to the list as we receive them. Thank you for sharing.

Denton and Reddish Citizen’s Awards - Recognising our local heroes

my monthly 06/20 article for “The Tameside Correspondent” - Andrew Gwynne MP

Last week, I opened nominations assessed by a judging panel which recognise the efforts of local heroes who have gone above and beyond for the people in their communities, both before and during the Coronavirus pandemic. So far, the response has been phenomenal. 255 people have nominated 50 local heroes – community-spirited, quietly engaging in amazing, supportive work on behalf of others. I believe that the efforts of our local heroes should not go unnoticed. with winners announced on a monthly basis. Below are just some examples of the heart-warming work that is going on in our communities.

Andy Hughes is Denton’s very own Mr. Motivator using his personal trainer skills to livestream free workouts, 6 days a week. The impact Andy has had upon the physical and mental health of families in Denton is incredible, and he is not the only one making a positive difference. Louise Park is also a personal trainer. She has been motivating people in Dukinfield to keep a healthy, positive mind with her online support network, Strength and Soul.

It’s not just adults who are helping others. Brooke Healey, 7, has ran 100km in 4 weeks, raising £2,000 for St. John’s Ambulance – a brilliant achievement! Megan Bowers, 21, a real credit to her generation has been making and raffling customised glasses, raising over £1,300 for the Denton West End Community Library and Windsor House.

Also nominated for a Citizen’s Award is Emma Ainscow (Wonder Woman), Carl Shaw (Spiderman) and the Dane Bank Characters. They have been using their daily exercise to spread joy to children, whilst helping to raise over £40,000 for NHS charities. Incredible! Teachers Paula Arkinstall Cook of Denton Community College and Mr. Mycroft of Manor Green Primary Academy have also been going above and beyond for others. So, too, has Dr. John Gunn – a hardworking, compassionate vet from Denton.

Great support for frontline NHS staff

I am a frontline NHS key worker (paramedic). Today I texted John Gunn my regular vet 07769 353350. As always abbeywoodvets@btconnect.com didn’t fail to amaze me. He arranged for me to visit his Denton Manchester practice in accordance with my shift pattern to be pro active with my dogs sore and red ear as opposed to allowing it to develop and becoming problematic. I texted from my car to let John know I had arrived, he asked me to go into the practice where all treatment was already prepared for Lola’s weight. John was taking all precautions with appropriate PPE including face mask, goggles and scrub top as I do on a daily basis as a paramedic. John never fails to amaze me with his professional care and compassion for not only my dog but also so aware of the difficulties I encounter to get to the practice in between my paramedic shifts. John also texted me a few weeks previous to let me know if there was anything I needed in regard for my dog Lola whilst working in the very difficult climate with Covid-19 I only needed to ring and ask. Thank you John for looking after everybodies lovely pets so so well xxxx

Above and Beyond

Just wanted to express my thanks to John at Abbeywood vets for going above and beyond during this difficult time . Not only is he keeping his practise open to help us if our pets get ill but he is delivering pet food and medicines to owners who are self isolating . Today he delivered dog food , without them even asking, to my elderly parents who are in lockdown for 12 weeks . It saved me driving from the other side of Manchester to collect it for them . This is what community spirit is all about . Thanks a million John , you’re one of the good guys.

Dawn Wilkinson , Flixton

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