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St Martins receives plaque for pandemic service

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St Martins team members and the people they support were invited to the unveiling of a plaque by the Norfolk Lieutenancy.

On August 18, Paris Back, a Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk visited Under 1 Roof, the learning and development centre in Norwich, to present the plaque to the team who demonstrated resilience throughout the challenge of Covid 19.

Deputy Lieutenant Paris Back said: “I am full of admiration for this remarkable and vital charity that since its founding, has helped countless individuals who otherwise would have gone under the radar.  I am proud to present this plaque on behalf of the Norfolk Lieutenancy in recognition of the truly committed staff and volunteers.  Perhaps though, above all, to the men and women who had the courage to approach St Martins in order to turn their lives around.”

Head of Community Services Lucy Bone said:

“We are delighted to receive recognition for our team who went above and beyond during the pandemic. It will be displayed with pride at Under 1 Roof on behalf of the whole organisation. We always knew our team members were amazing, and this was never more evident than during the pandemic. When many other services closed or went online, St Martins kept going, offering face-to-face support for people whose vulnerability was only exacerbated by the pandemic.

“The plaque is a tribute to our team, but I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the people we support. We are part of all community that has a role in supporting each other, and the plaque is a reminder to give your best and to pull together.”

St Martins is marking its 50th anniversary this year, reflecting on the impact it has had on tens of thousands of lives.


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