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1361. Becky Wass

Becky Wass, from Falmouth, has created a postcard campaign to safely offer help to vulnerable neighbours during the coronavirus outbreak.

Becky Wass

Becky’s inspirational postcard allows neighbours to offer support while still socially distancing by buying items for others during essential shopping trips, posting mail during daily exercise sessions, or making a friendly phone call. The design has been downloaded by good Samaritans across the UK and has spread as far as Australia and America with the hashtag #viralkindness.

In a personal letter to Becky, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“Congratulations on becoming the UK’s 1361st Point of Light, and the first in this special series of awards to recognise those who are supporting our communities through the Covid-19 outbreak. 

“As we work hard to keep people safe, and defeat this coronavirus, so we can come together as a country by thinking of all that we share and taking a moment to look out for each other.

“Whether it’s dropping off shopping to elderly neighbours or making a phone call to someone who needs to hear a friendly voice, your campaign reminds us all that being isolated does not mean being alone.

“On behalf of the whole country, thank you for everything you are doing to bring everyday kindness into the lives of others.”

Becky said:

“It’s an honour to have the #viralkindness campaign recognised in this way. It’s been incredible to see the postcard being used throughout the UK and the world by extraordinary volunteers who are helping their communities at this challenging time.”

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

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