Acts of Kindness Community Solent
1421. Kerry Snuggs
Kerry Snuggs, from Hampshire, is the founder of ‘Acts of Kindness Community’, a community group of more than 200 volunteers which is spreading kindness and tackling loneliness by telephoning those who are feeling isolated and helping over 2,000 people across the area with shopping and collection of medications.
Kerry also recently hosted a virtual community festival for her 10,000 Facebook members on 4th July, and her community group has taken over the supply chains for the local food bank, handling the delivery of more than 1,800 food parcels since the end of March to vulnerable people across Fareham and Gosport.
Kerry was presented with her award by her local MP, Suella Braverman (pictured below).
In a personal letter to Kerry, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“In the midst of our battle with Coronavirus, our nation has been uplifted by so many acts of kindness that have united our communities and shown the very best of Britain to the world.
“So I wanted to write to thank you for all that you have done to help thousands across Hampshire with medicines, shopping and friendly telephone calls.
“Your inspiring compassion and dedication have ensured that those who have had to be isolated at this time have not been on their own.
“I am delighted to be able to recognise you for your service to others by naming you as the UK’s 1421st Point of Light.”
“Thank you ever so much for the award. We have a wonderful community and they really have been an absolute privilege to serve. This award is in recognition for each and every volunteer that work for ‘Acts of Kindness’.”