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Island High Sheriff Praises Aspire Ryde Volunteers

Volunteers who have worked through the pandemic for a Ryde charity have been praised by the Island's High Sheriff.

Caroline Peel visited Aspire Ryde to meet with staff and volunteers and to tour the facilities.

She congratulated volunteers who have been distributing food parcels, shopping, collecting prescriptions and preparing meals for those self-isolating.

Mrs Peel said:

“It is wonderful to see how members of the community have come together to support each other during such a difficult time.

"The work that Aspire has done, alongside the town council and other organisations, has been a lifeline to many and it is great to see the commitment of the volunteers and the plans for the future as we begin to return to normality.”

Trevor Nicholas, Chief Executive of Aspire, said:

“We were so pleased that Caroline was able to visit.It meant a lot to our team to have their tremendous efforts over the last few months recognised.

"Whilst we are still living in unusual times it is important that we can both celebrate and reflect on what has been achieved.”

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