Essex unites to thank volunteers who are helping the vulnerable

The Covid-19 pandemic may have shut shops, kept families apart and stopped fundraising events but the community of Essex has gone the extra mile to look out for one another in all parts of the county during the lockdown.

The Covid-19 pandemic may have shut shops, kept families apart and stopped fundraising events but local communities have gone the extra mile to look out for one another in all parts of the county during the lockdown.

This Volunteers' Week, running from 1 June to 7 June, we would like to thank residents who signed up in lockdown to help others in their time of need.

As the county faced many different challenges during Covid-19, communities, the voluntary sector and public sector services have come together and stepped up to help our residents.

From firemen being redeployed for charity work, to police officers stepping into many new roles and local authority workers giving a diverse range of essential support, everyone has worked together and risen to the challenge of the pandemic.

Share with us your stories, videos and pictures of the great volunteering work that you've done and how you were able to impact someone's life, on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NationalVolunteersWeek.

1 June 2020