Volunteer Barrie Cumberbirch Nominated For UK Hero Award

To celebrate UK Community Day on March 23,  we have nominated one of our amazing volunteers Barrie Cumberbirch for a Community Hero award. Barrie truly is an outstanding volunteer who has gone above and beyond during the last 12 months. Emma Shaw, Volunteer Coordinator who nominated Barrie commented,

‘Prior to the Covid pandemic, Barrie joined The Brick team initially as a café volunteer. Barrie worked tirelessly managing the demands of a very busy café. Since March 2020, Barrie transferred to supporting the transport team and took on the new role as a volunteer van driver. Barrie’s role as a van driver involves collecting all donated food from a variety of sources which includes: supermarkets, schools, community projects and local residential homes. Barrie also supports the food bank further by delivering food parcels to the most vulnerable in the community.

Barrie has displayed nothing but hard work, dedication and determination throughout the ongoing pandemic situation. The work is very physical and Barrie always gets the job done! Barrie has developed a good working relationship with community partners, agencies, staff and other volunteers. Everyone is agreement with this nomination that I am putting forward. Barrie is an outstanding volunteer and always goes the extra mile for all. It is a pleasure to work alongside Barrie. Barrie truly is a community hero!’

We are truly blessed to have such an amazing team of volunteers here at The Brick, who work tirelessly every day and never ask for anything in return.  Our services could not continue if it wasn’t for these amazing people. A HUGE THANK YOU to you all and good luck Barrie!

Find out more about UK Community Day.