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Community Coordinators

503. Tara Vallente
504. Clare Horsburgh

Tara and Clare set up a resource centre, which became a community hub for those in need of food and support.

Tara and Clare noticed that the flood defences in their town were at full capacity and foresaw the need for food supplies when the local shops started closing. Together they established the resource centre, which became a lifeline for those most in need. Clare called on her contacts in the food distribution industry and coordinated lorry loads of fresh food from nearby supermarkets. Tara used her skills as a PR guru to post requests on social media for specific items such as cleaning products.

Today the Prime Minister recognised Tara and Clare’s award alongside the rest of this week’s winners who also gave their time and energy to support their local community through the recent floods.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“This week as we mark our 500th Point of Light I am delighted to recognise all that Tara and Clare did for their local community in Keswick during last winter’s floods. The community resource centre they created during the floods was not just an invaluable source of food and supplies, it was also a source of comfort and compassion for many people in some of their darkest hours.”

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