Dereham Cares – the 2020-2021 lockdowns

Volunteers praised for community spirit

At a special ceremony on 18th March 2022, Melinda Raker, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk, joined with our councillors and some of the volunteers at Dereham Windmill to present a plaque created especially for the occasion.

The blue plaque is to commemorate for ever the magnificent response of Dereham citizens in a time of crisis.

More than 165 people volunteered to help: hundreds of food parcels and prescriptions were delivered to people who could not go out as they were shielding in the first waves of Covid.

Councillor Alison Webb thanked all those who had given their time in order to help others at a difficult time.

Cllr Alison Webb accepts the blue plaque on behalf of Dereham Cares volunteers