Help To Make Tummies Full
1737. Lucie Dennis
Lucie Dennis, from Walsall, is the founder of ‘Help to Make Tummies Full’, an initiative bringing mothers together to provide free food and essential items to disadvantaged families in Walsall and the surrounding area.
Lucie created the initiative in autumn 2020 and led a drive to deliver hundreds of food hampers to families in the run-up to Christmas. Keeping the campaign running, she is working closely with local schools to help with responding to needs across the community. This has included supporting Afghan refugee children who have been resettled in the area over August 2021, preparing rucksacks full of essentials after having put out a call for donations online and receiving thousands of pounds worth of goods in 24 hours.
Wendy Morton, MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, said:
“Week in week out across my Aldridge-Brownhills constituency I see so many acts of kindness from hard working volunteers who seek to improve our community. Lucie’s selfless work to help families, particularly Afghan families who have recently moved into Walsall Borough is to be commended.
“I am delighted that Lucie has been recognised by the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Awards Programme and I offer my personal congratulations on a well-deserved award.”
In response to receiving the award, Lucie said:
“I am blown away to be receiving this award.
“We try to make a difference to as many children’s lives as we can, from many different walks of life. I am so honoured that I have been chosen.
“Long may we continue to nourish tummies, hearts and minds through what we do at ‘Help to Make Tummies Full’. Children are our future, and I feel privileged to be the voice for those children who need to be heard.”