Warwickshire advent calendar celebrates communities - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire advent calendar celebrates communities

Leamington Editorial 1st Dec, 2022   0

COMMUNITY is at the heart of an Advent calendar counting down to Christmas in Warwickshire.

Throughout December people will be able to open a door on the calendar – launched by Warwickshire County Council – to reveal a story about one of the voluntary groups, organisations or individuals strengthening the county’s communities, as well as find information on how to help one another stay safe and well.

The advent calendar is available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/adventcalendar

WCC Leader, Coun Izzi Seccombe said: “Warwickshire has a strong tradition of communities stepping forward to help one another. Never was this more apparent than during the pandemic when thousands of people and organisations worked together to show kindness, compassion and support for those most at risk.

“As we move into a season traditionally characterised by the giving of gifts we all have an opportunity to give to one another. I’m talking about community spirit – the many things we see people doing day in and day out to help one another.

“With a backdrop of rising costs of living and the winter months well and truly with us, there are so many ways we can help make a difference in the communities in which we live. And it’s not just the bigger commitments such as regular volunteering, it’s the little things that make a difference – small acts of kindness that make somebody’s life a little brighter – from checking in on a vulnerable neighbour to clearing leaves from the pavements. Nothing is too small to count.

“I hope people will follow our stories and tips throughout December and share their own stories with us via our social media channels.”

People’s own community stories can be shared with WCC on Facebook and Instagram using #KindWarwickshire.

For advice or support to help people through difficult financial times there is lots of information at costoflivingwarwickshire.co.uk

Health and wellbeing information and advice through the cold winter months can be found at warwickshire.gov.uk/winterwellness

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