Jacqui Willis, Derbyshire Voluntary Action Chief Executive – message of positivity for 2021

‘2020 was the year that Chesterfield’s big heart and amazing community spirit was needed more than any of us can remember.  Residents, community groups of all kinds, businesses and statutory services rose to the challenge and worked together to make a difference for so many people who needed help to get through lockdown.  It was a privilege to be a lead partner in our local Community Response Hub.

Our social connections are so important, and contribute to our wellbeing more than we perhaps realise, so my message for Christmas is, let’s make the time and effort to connect with each other in whatever ways we can, and to reach out to those around us who are isolated and may be feeling lonely at this bittersweet time of year. ‘

You can read more messages of positivity for 2021 from other Chesterfield Champions on the Destination Chesterfield website.