Community Award 2020

Congratulations!!! ICA has won Portland Rotary’s Community Group Award 2020 and we have also awarded Andy McNally an individual award for his wonderful hard work during Covid.

 

Community Champion Awards 2020

 

 

Andy McNally: 2020 Rotary Good Citizen Award 

 Champion Volunteer

 

When lockdown occurred in March, Andy was one of the first to offer his services. He volunteered as a prescription delivery driver from March onwards. Throughout Covid, Andy has queued outside the chemist, sometimes up to three times a day in all weathers, and then delivered the medications across the Island. Having had less than a handful of days off. He has directly helped 100s of local people.  

Even during the weekends, Andy help is always available, should an emergency arise. For example, recently he drove the ICA’s shuttle service minibus for the Royal Manor Health Centre’s “Drive-Through” Flu Clinic. And in the process, signed up both his wife and daughter as volunteers.

 

Andy was awarded £150.00 for a charity of his choice, which he also gave to ICA.

 

2020 Group Award to Island Community Action (ICA)

 

During the Pandemic the ICA took:

  • 2,441 telephone befriending calls to those struggling with loneliness / isolation at home
  • 2,344 prescription collections / deliveries
  • 1,442 in-store shops
  • 371 other errands
  • 1,520 other enquiries and referrals

 

The ICA relies on volunteers and has gained 604 new clients or volunteers through the pandemic. The ICA had over 6000 calls for help from March to the present.

 

ICA were awarded £150.00

           

WELL DONE TO

ALL THE STAFF

AND VOLUNTEERS AT

ISLAND COMMUNITY ACTION

AND

THANK YOU