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Thank you for all you do – messages to and from Suffolk’s coronavirus community heroes

PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 March 2020

Mrs Welsh and Harper showing what they made to be displayed outside their school Picture: ST MARYS C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mrs Welsh and Harper showing what they made to be displayed outside their school Picture: ST MARYS C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

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People going the extra mile, charities supporting those who need help, businesses donating food and supplies - these are today’s messages to and from your community heroes.

Mr Brown is happy to help anyone on his Debenham postal delivery patch with errands if they can't leave the home no matter the reason Picture: HARRY BROWNMr Brown is happy to help anyone on his Debenham postal delivery patch with errands if they can't leave the home no matter the reason Picture: HARRY BROWN

Here we focus on some of the wonderful community heroes who are working flat out to deliver essential items, care for people, and help where they can during these difficult days.

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Lizzy Welsh – Woodbridge

Emma Rastrick, whose daughter is taught by Mrs Welsh, said: “Thank you to my daughter’s teacher Mrs Welsh, from St Mary’s School in Woodbridge, who is looking after her and other keyworkers’ children whilst I work at the hospital. This is what they made today.”

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YMCA Trinity Group – Ipswich

The Foulgers on the frontline. Picture: JASON DANIELThe Foulgers on the frontline. Picture: JASON DANIEL

Sophie Jenna thanked the childcare team at the Ipswich YMCA, saying: “The YMCA Trinity Group, who are caring for children of those keyworkers on the front line... What a team!

“Please give a big shout out to the team in ipswich who are doing an amazing job from myself the manager who is sadly indoors for 12 weeks.”

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Alex, Mary and Nigel Foulger – Ipswich

Jason thanked his family for their work in healthcare at this time, saying: “Thank you to my brother Alex Foulger, working on the front line at A&E, and my Mum Mary Foulger and Dad Nigel Foulger, both within the wider health service at Ipswich Hospital and out of hours doctor surgery.”

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BT – Suffolk

Sarah Isidore said: “Amazing people putting themselves out there. A huge thanks goes to our hero’s at NHS. Sadly, no one here or on social media has mentioned BT!

“The organisation/people who maintain the network to enable people to work from home, communicate on email, use WhatsApp use Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc.

“On-line banking, FaceTime friends and family... the list is endless!”

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Harry Brown the Postman – Stowmarket

Harry Brown has been a postman for 16 years, delivering post in Debenham for the last 12 years.

He said: “I’m no hero, I just like to make sure that the people in the community on my round and those around me are looked after.

“I do the rural part of the village and a few main roads running through.

“Just want to say that if anyone sees me stomping by and I can be of any assistance or if you are self-isolated, crack that window open and give me a shout.

“I have to be out there but you may not have the option, look out for each other and STAY SAFE.”

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