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Daizy’s Kitchen Food Heroes

1414. Hannah Day-Jarvis
1415. Colleen Day-Jarvis

Hannah and Colleen Day-Jarvis, from Newcastle, have transformed their café ‘Daizy’s Kitchen’ into a free delivery service for the elderly and vulnerable in their local community, handling over 270 food orders everyday since March.

Hannah and Colleen Day-Jarvis

The couple, who have been running ‘Daizy’s Kitchen’ for over five years and helping to foster the cafe as a community space for many of their elderly customers, have also been creating and delivering food packages for local care homes, and providing grocery shopping for those who have been unable to leave their homes.

In a personal letter to Hannah and Colleen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“In recent times, I have been uplifted by stories of people coming together in the spirit of community and this is what you have done by reimagining ‘Daizy’s Kitchen’ to feed those who are unable to leave their homes. You have transformed your business to create a fantastic service for local people.

“On behalf of the whole country, congratulations and thank you!”

Hannah and Colleen said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody involved, and we feel extremely humbled to have been chosen as winners for such an amazing award, we couldn’t do it without the support of our customers as it is a pleasure to help anyone we can during these uncertain times.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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