Warrington Community Hero
1672. Dr Tripta Joshi
Dr Tripta Joshi, from Warrington, is a retired paediatrician who has partnered with Warrington hospital volunteering on the fruit and vegetable stall making food parcels for night shift workers.
At the start of the pandemic, Dr Joshi fundraised to buy food to make food parcels for nightshift workers at her local hospital; she was inspired to support her fellow workers throughout the pandemic to help alleviate the additional stress that many have faced as a result. She also contacted the local Sikh Gurdwara, working with them to get over 500 cooked meals per week to NHS workers in Warrington.
In a personal letter to Tripta, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Thank you for your fantastic community spirit volunteering at Warrington Hospital and also your years of service our NHS. This year, more than ever, I am lost in admiration for all that our NHS staff do. In that spirit, I was inspired to learn of your healthy fruit and vegetable parcels and cooked meals to look after them.
“I was also delighted to hear that you have delivered over 500 food parcels in conjunction with the local Guru Nanak Gurdwara, bringing together people in Warrington to perform exceptional acts of civic duty.”
Pictured: Dr Tripta Joshi presented with her Points of Light certificate by Andy Carter MP for Warrington South (Left) and Prof. Simon Constable, CEO of Warrington Hospital (Centre)