Latest News | 22 July 2021

Marketing Derby and its Bondholders recognised for pandemic heroics

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Several Marketing Derby Bondholders have been recognised for going above and beyond during the pandemic by the Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Awards.

Back in March, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, along with the Lord-Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Derbyshire, launched the awards scheme aimed at recognising the heroes of the pandemic.

Designed to acknowledge those who helped through volunteering, delivering key responses, or supporting those in need, particularly vulnerable adults, children and young people, the awards salute those who went the extra mile to support their community.

A list of recipients has now been published – and individuals from a number of Bondholders have been included, who are now starting to receive their awards.

Among them is Hannah Herve-Petts, HR manager at QUAD, Jane Witherow, from Derby City Council, Kerry Ganly, from Penguin PR, Matthew Taylor, from YMCA Derbyshire and Lindsey Hatfield, from Marketing Derby.

As well as individuals, companies and charities have also been recognised, such as Cosy Direct.

Among the charities who made it onto the list of recipients was Disability Direct.

It handed out free personal protective equipment to hundreds of disabled and elderly carers and maintained lifelines through The Enabled Centre and its plot-to-plate allotment.

It was recently presented with its Beacon of Hope Award by Derbyshire's Under Sheriff, Andrew Cochrane and the Mayor of Derby, Robin Wood, who, coincidentally, was one of the founding trustees of Disability Direct.

Amo Raju, chief executive at the charity, said: “This award is a reflection of the dedication of our team during a very difficult time.

“We care passionately about helping the vulnerable and are delighted that this has been recognised.”

To see the list of recipients click here.

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