It's been over 100 days since the UK announced it was going into lockdown and everybody's day-to-day lives immediately changed.

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly challenged and tested residents across Merseyside in many ways, but it has also shed light on the hard work taking place within our communities.

Coming together at a time when we needed it most, there are thousands of community heroes from across the region who have done vital deeds, both small and big, that has made a huge difference to those in need.

From key workers playing a vital role in keeping us safe to volunteers helping the vulnerable and everything in between, there are lots of people to be proud of and celebrate.

We asked ECHO readers to tell us who has made a difference and supported them in lockdown from the borough of Knowsley - and we were inundated with hundreds of responses with names of those who left a lasting impression on residents.

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St Gabriel's Church, Huyton Quarry

Suzy Leonard said: "I would like to give a shout out to St Gabriel's Church, Huyton Quarry. We are a family and the church, even with its doors closed, has reached every part of our community in so many ways."

Suzy said there has been Sunday services via Zoom, midweek reflection, youth evening service -including quizzes and games keeping in touch with the younger members, Zoom bingo and quizzes, selfie scavenger hunt titles with the hashtag #stgabstogether and socially distanced home visits to anyone struggling with loneliness.

The ring one friend has also given so many a life line through this time, as well as Knowsley Kitchen partners, who have been delivering fresh produce to the vulnerable in the community.

Suzy said: "These are just some of the things that our church has done to keep our family going through this hard time.

"Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers and Rev Jonty Forster lead an amazing ministry team that are focused on the community whether you go to church or not. We are all privileged to be part of this family."

Kirkby Foodbank

Kirkby Foodbank has continued to help the town's most vulnerable people throughout the coronavirus pandemic, collecting food from supermarkets and delivering shopping bags while social distancing.

Graham Peel said: "Although I’m director of the Kirkby Foodbank I cannot, of course, do all the work of it.

"During the lockdown we lost the vast majority of our volunteers as many of them are elderly or have underlying health issues.

Graham and Janet Peel with Alan and Liz Kellard (L) at Kirkby Food Bank

"Demand for the foodbank rose by over 300% with our home delivery service, and it was only possible to keep going with the help of the three volunteers pictured along with myself who are, Alan Kellard, his wife, Liz Kellard (who also happens to be the Chair of Knowsley Citizens Advice Bureau) and the real heart and powerhouse behind everything I do, Mrs Janet Peel, my lovely wife.

"They really are superstars who toil away in obscurity for the good of anyone in the community who needs help."

The Friends of Brown's Field and Carr Lane Wood

@mccormacklpool tweeted: "The Friends of Brown's Field and Carr Lane Woods, especially Chris and Carol.

"They have all worked tirelessly, socially distanced of course, to keep our community green space looking great and safe for everyone in Prescot to use. A safe heaven for body and mind."

Flourish & Succeed CIC

Flourish & Succeed CIC's vulnerable families project has seen volunteers supporting families through out Knowsley and the Liverpool City Region.

@LiveKnowsley tweeted: "Flourish & Succeed CIC have helped out tirelessly throughout lock down around #Knowsley getting out food parcels in the community. Also we need to mention all our staff @LiveKnowsley who have worked throughout lockdown helping and supporting our Service Users."

FACE Forward Recovery Partnership said: "Flourish and succeed vulnerable families project. Not only have they supported the vulnerable with food package deliveries they have supported people who required rehousing during lockdown and much more."

Maggie O’Neill Community Resource Centre

William Kelly said: "Maggie O'Neill Resource Centre and Liam Mchecknie, every day bagging food, taking orders getting deliveries ready.

"Over 500 families helped in Knowsley between food and picking up prescriptions."

Annie MacLean, Community Development Officer (Stockbridge), ForHousing, said: "Maggie ONeill's have delivered over 500 food parcels to those in need.

"They extended their remit from support for the elderly to support to anyone affected by Covid 19.

"I called upon their support countless times and it was never too much trouble for them to come out and help someone (who were always so grateful for their support). We also donated £2k to support Maggie O’Neills provide food parcels to those in need in Stockbridge."

Members of The Maggie O'Neill Community Resource Centre in Knowsley who have continued to help those in need throughout lockdown

Natalie Weston said: "The Maggie O'Neill Community Resource Centre have been absolute hero’s for our family.

"I was lucky enough to work from home for a while so I shielded so that I could support my mum with Jake, but that meant that both my mum and I had to shield so couldn’t go for our food shopping.

"As a family who never ask others for support as we support each other it was really hard to ask anybody to help and we couldn’t get any food delivery slots or click and collect.

"We were put in touch with the centre and they honestly saved us. The volunteers collected a list and money each week and completed a full family shop for us, as well as collecting Jake’s medication whilst we waited to get a supermarket delivery slot.

"I honestly have no idea what we would have done without these people and cannot thank them enough.

"My mum also put them in touch with a neighbour who is voluntarily caring for his friend whilst working and they have been delivering him a food hamper each week to help them out."

Pastor J Hemus also thanked Awards for all, cash 4 Kids, LCR, Steve Morgan Foundation and ForHousing who were all very helpful with funds for this endeavour.

Stephanie Tomlinson

Annie MacLean said: "Steph has done so much to keep the community going and support those in need during lockdown.

"She has supported people to collect prescriptions, arranged food parcels, supported people to get food via Knowsley Town Council and coordinated a band of sewers to make PPE equipment for local hospitals, dentist practices and extra care schemes where equipment was limited – and raised funds for it all along the way.

"Nothing is too much for Steph and she is always there to help others."

Franny and Jay on tour

Throughout lockdown, Franny Briggs and Jay Murray, from Kirkby, have been doing everything from dressing up as cartoon characters, raising money for those in need in the community and surprising residents for special occasions.

@lou37792644 tweeted: Franny Briggs and Jay Murray. They have gone round the whole of Kirkby every week dressed up to entertain the kids, raising money for families and food banks. They are local heroes."

Vicky Williams said: "Franny & Jay On Tour - not only keeping the kids entertained but raising money for local people who have been in need during CV-19."

Sue Munro said: "Franny Briggs and Jay Murray, they are the heroes."

San Boho

Sarah Jones said: "San Boho is my local hero - she has always been a kind person but during this lockdown she has gone out of her way to make sure people are ok.

"She has raised so much for charity and used the funds for the NHS to make sure they have enough PPE.

"She has raised money for mental health charities, looks after the homeless and is just an all round fabulous, caring person!! Always thinking about others before herself."

Jan Owens and Swanside Community Centre

Joanne McKillen said: "I'd like to nominate Jan Owens from Swanside Community Centre on Willoughby Road.

"Even before the current situation she deserved an award but in the last few months she’s gone above and beyond spending hours in the community centre collecting donations and making food parcels.

"She’s also been spending her days delivering the food parcels (which include fresh homemade soups and cakes) both physically and mentally supporting the most vulnerable in the community who have been shut off with nobody to turn to. She’s such an inspirational lady."

Lisa Malone said: "Swanside community centre, they’re amazing all year round."

Russ Owens said: "Without doubt J an Owens and I'm sure the vulnerable people around Swanside and Roby would endorse this."

Zoe Downes said: "Jan and her team are all amazing looking after the elderly and vulnerable in our area. They always go above and beyond for everyone.

"I think they are amazing and should be recognised for everything they do."

Margy Grant said: "Jan and Irene and all the other lovely volunteers at Swanside community they go above and beyond to look after people and the children in the area."

Jan Owens and members of Swanside Community Centre who have continued to support the community in lockdown

Nicola Owen said: "Swanside community centre have been amazing to the local Huyton community.

"They have been providing meals and snacks to local elderly residents along with encouraging local children to write them letters or pictures.

"When you read some of the posts they are truly heartbreaking in terms of the difference they have made to some people’s lives.

"One old lady had no fridge or other appliances and they helped her with these. Other people had nobody to rely on and the community centre stepped in to help. They are truly amazing and deserve some recognition for all their time and efforts."

Eric Brown commented: "Jan and Irene at Swanside community centre for making sure the elderly and people who had to stay in got food and a meal etc going above and beyond yet again. Always there to help the community."

Jamie Owens said: "Jan and all the team at Swanside community centre for delivering and cooking food for the vulnerable during lockdown and also for all the other support that the centre offers to our community all year round in general."

@jesselem tweeted: "Jan Owens and the team at Swanside community centre.

"During this period they have cooked food and delivered care packages to vulnerable people being their support and social contact.

"Outside this they hold many events for the community. They are an inspiration."

Karen Mowers and Incredible Edibles

Annie MacLean said: "Very early on Karen was initiating the delivery of seedlings to schools, families and anyone with an interest in growing.

"This important step has helped to support food resilience in Knowsley and promote positive wellbeing, giving people a focus and sense of achievement while having something to nurture and grow their own food."

Marje Morgan said: "Karen Mower from Incredible Edibles for her brilliant work getting the community growing during lockdown and growing free food for the community."

Carmen Escalante and Moving Senses

Hannah Larkin said: "Carmen Escalante running Moving Senses, a half term club for children with special needs.

"Since the beginning of lockdown shes been delivering packages for the children who attend the groups and now she's got the club back up and running."

Jo Webster commented: "Carmen Escalante is an absolute angel.

"She supports so many families of children with special educational needs and disabilities and their siblings at her respite club Moving Senses.

Carmen Escalante and members of Moving Senses, based in Knowsley, who have continued to support the community throughout lockdown

"During this lockdown, from day one, she has been there for all her families with phone support and weekly deliveries of goodies and treats to keep the kids occupied and stimulated.

"The support packages were all individually bespoke to meet the needs of each family. They included sensory play, arts and crafts, planting projects, baking sets and so much more. Parents/carers also received pamper packs from her.

"Carmen has been working closely with the local authority so that Moving Senses could open its doors again a few weeks ago (following all COVID 19 guidelines and policies).

"Carmen and her team at Moving Senses are the only club in Knowsley open at the moment providing not only a desperately needed break for her families but most importantly a safe, non judgemental and fun environment for some of the boroughs most vulnerable children/young people.

"She is the most genuine and kind person you could meet and loves each and every one of her families. We would all be lost without her."

Neil Joseph

Annie MacLean said: "Neil is a Stockbridge Town Cllr and community activist.

"He always goes above and beyond to support Stockbridge and this pandemic is no different.

"He has helped to coordinate with Knowsley Town Council hot meals to go out to those who were identified as being vulnerable and in need.

"It wasn’t just about the hot meal, but it was also about a friendly face and chance to have a chat (at a distance). Without Neil’s drive and vision the hot meals may not have taken off in the first place."

Al's Angels

@ActforAction1 tweeted: "Al’s Angels have been working really hard to support people in the community shopping, soup runs etc.

"KPAIS have also been amazing supporting the older members of the community with shopping and welfare calls."

@AlsClubKnowsley tweeted: "I’d like to nominate Al’s arc angels for their outstanding commitment to our community.

"We’ve all worked so hard to support our most vulnerable in society, we’ve been personal shoppers delivered gorgeous soup and rolls, donated food hampers and much more."

Hillside Neighbourhood Centre

Paul Woods said: "Hillside Neighbourhood Centre, for their constant and tireless work in supporting the community over the last 25 years, rather than the last six months.

"Their work is too much to mention from free food for any who needs it, to working and supporting all vulnerable people from young to old."

The Big Help Project

Donna Martin, senior administration officer of The Big Help Project said: "Since the end of March this year, the team have worked together to coordinate food support for circa 30,000 people from our headquarters in Knowsley.

"This has included delivering Knowsley Council's food support service for 'shielded' people who cannot access standard Food Bank provision due to their shielded status, working as part of Community Food Partnerships in Knowsley and the Knowsley/Liverpool border, running Food Clubs in Kirkby, Huyton and Dovecot, as well as maintaining the Food Bank service throughout.

"In feeding circa 30,000 people in just three months, we have far exceeded our original projection, made before the Covid-19 pandemic, of 10,000 people being fed across all of 2020.

"However, despite the unprecedented increase in demand for our services, with the additional operational pressure and, individually, additional stress, the team has delivered the core aim of the organisation, which is to feed the hungry, without judgement or reservation, wherever there is a need.

Jack Wilkinson(centre) and the team at The Big Help Project and Knowsley Foodbank, launching the Reverse Advent Calender Campaign in December 2019

"This has been a team effort, bringing out the best of the fantastic team of over 100 volunteers, working across service delivery and logistics.

"Equally commendable are efforts of staff from across the Big Help Team who have pulled together to pool time, energy, resources and knowledge to ensure that the Big Help Project and Knowsley Foodbank have been able to respond quickly and effectively to this Covid-19 crisis.

"Finally, the Big Help Project has been guided by the leadership and commitment of Executive Chair Peter Mitchell, who has been unyielding in his determination to ensure that no-one in Knowsley goes hungry.

"His unshakeable commitment to the cause of feeding the hungry, and his unflinching belief that a way can always be found to do what is needed and to do what is right, has inspired the whole team to push through many challenges throughout the history of the Big Help Project, but especially in the context of the extra pressures of these times."

Southdene Community Centre and Centre 63

Joan Smith said: "Brilliant people looking after Kirkby Centre 63 and one and only Southdene Community Centre, well done."

Eileen Gill said: "Well done southdene commo and centre 63 we have lovely people in Kirkby."

Eileen Penny said: " Well done to Southdene common and centre 63 doing a great job for the people of Kirkby."

Rachael McGowan commented: "Knowsley youth mutual soon to become Vibe, who are supporting all our Young cares and vulnerable young people of Knowsley, centre 63, Southdene community centre, KMBC volunteering Hub you are all doing a fantastic job."

Carla Leonard and the Stockbridge Primary School Kitchen Team

Annie MacLean said: "Carla and her team went above and beyond cooking countless hot meals for those in need that was then distributed across the estate.

"They also formed part of the doorstep photography project."

Innovate Volunteering

Antony McGee said: "Innovate Volunteering for all the hard work they put in on the Knowsley emergency hotline.

"They navigate to us volunteers to go to help vulnerable people who cannot go out for their shopping and also help people with mental health issues. Well done Angela Bergquist and Leanne Mallinson."

Torrington Drive Community Association

Valerie Anne said: "I would like to nominate Torrington Drive Community Association for the fabulous work they are doing to support vulnerable residents in lockdown by providing hot and cold meals and essential items in the Halewood Area whilst also ensuring community services continues.

"Very well organised and the dedication of the volunteers is remarkable."

Leanne Wall, Fit Kitchen

Annie MacLean said: "Leanne is a local lady who has a food prep business called Fit Kitchen.

"She has been avidly supporting those in need by providing 240 free hot meals to the elderly and vulnerable within Stockbridge throughout the pandemic, made 50 free local kids picnic boxes in exchange for toiletries for people in hospital with Covid 19 (and were not allowed to have visitors) and also offers a 20% discount to NHS staff with free delivery."

Helen Allaoua

Helen Allaoua, along with her two children Zachary and Sophia, have been regular visitors at Acorn Farm for a number of years.

Acorn Farm said: " When Lockdown occurred all of our sources of income immediately dried up.

"However, we still had a lot of hungry animals who needed feeding and looking after.

"Our monthly feed bill alone is £1500. The animals were totally unaware that anything had happened and so they continued eating and the hens continued to lay their beautiful free range eggs - around 60 per day.

"We needed to sell the eggs to pay for the hen food but with all cafes and restaurants closed we didn’t know where?

"Whenever Helen visited the farm we always teased her about the number of eggs she bought for her family so in desperation we phoned her to see if she needed any eggs.

"Once she heard about our dilemma she immediately sprang into action and contacted her many friends and acquaintances persuading them to order our eggs.

"Since then, twice a week, Helen collects all the eggs which we have available and delivers them to the people who have ordered them.

Helen Allaoua and her children Sophia and Zachary at Acorn Farm, Kirkby

"To date she has sold over 452 boxes of eggs - and counting -which is an amazing total of 2712 eggs.

"This has generated nearly £700 to go towards our animal feed bills. She has also created a market for our duck eggs."

Acorn Farm said the family have also o rganised a raffle which raised £370, Zachary and Sophia did a sponsored silence which raised £250, Helen organised another raffle to sponsor a sheep, duck and hen at Acorn which raised £50, followed by another raffle to sponsor a pig which raised £50.

Since lockdown began Helen has raised over £1,500 for Acorn Farm.

Acorn Farm said: "She and her children have kept the spirits up of the staff who are still working hard on the farm by baking a delicious range of cakes.

"She always has a smile on her face and never expects any thanks for her hard and selfless work on our behalf.

"We are so grateful for Helen’s tremendous efforts in helping to keep us afloat during these extremely difficult times."

Jane Houghton, One Knowsley

Annie MacLean said: "Jane always works so tirelessly to support the community.

"She has been a key community connector, bringing different services together so we are better able and equipped to support those in need."

Stanley Shwenn

Vicky Williams, treasurer of Halewood Community Spirit, said her dad Stanley Shwenn is her community hero.

Stanley, who was a huge part of the Halewood community, sadly passed away last Friday.

Vicky said: "My dad was Halewood's very own Santa.

"Every year in December for seven-eight nights come rain, hail, snow, fog he would be sat upon the wagon with his sleigh and reindeer and trusted sidekick Melv the Elf.

"He also visited the local primary schools to see all the kids.

"He loved every minute of it, giving fist bumps high fives and taking their Christmas lists.

"Halewood Community Spirit has lost a very special man who was also our secretary, but Halewood has lost a legend."

Shannon Askew

Abbie Holmes said: "I nominate Shannon Askew. Not only has she worked full time on the front line putting her own life at risk , she’s found the time to be selfless and do street fit classes and street bingo for all her neighbours to keep them occupied and sane in any spare time she’s had.

"She then donated all the money they raised from the bingo to the local food bank along with bags of food."

Bobbie Banks said: "I nominate Shannon Askew, she has worked full time on the front line during this whole time, whilst doing keep fit classes for everybody in her street and street bingo for all her neighbours to keep them occupied in her spare time and donating all the money from the bingo and food to the local food bank."

Kieran Flanagan, Kifit

Andrew Worsley said: "Kieran Flanagan, owner of Kifit, Local PT and amateur boxing coach.

"He has raised just under £1000 for Holiday Hunger, £3000 for Woodlands Hospice running the distance of route 66 in America with his running group and raised £4200 to help a young girl and her family from Huyton amateur boxing club who lost their mum.

"He's done most of this during lockdown together with free live zoom classes a few times a week for anyone who would like to take part and loaning his equipment free of charge to keep people active and sane during the pandemic."

Gaynor La Rocca, Imaginarium Theatre

Gaynor La Rocca is the artistic director of Imaginarium Theatre, which is known around the North West for their outdoor productions and pop-up performances.

In November 2019, Ganor and her husband Francesco opened Imaginarium Bistro, which is located on Market Place, Prescot.

Luke Andrew said: "Gaynor La Rocca is my Knowsley Community Hero.

"Despite the problems facing health, business and more, Gaynor kept the Imaginarium Theatre group united and lead incredible creative efforts to help those in the theatre group, the Knowsley community and further afield among other great things she has done."

Owners Francesco and Gaynor La Rocca from Imaginarium Bistro

Tay Large said: "Gaynor La Rocca you have been inspirational in all you have done to keep everyone involved and included throughout lockdown.

"You have been there for us all throughout our journey and kept us involved and given a purpose and outlet to our creative family and the community via different media platforms and I really thank you for that."

Knowsley Town Council

Annie MacLean said: "Knowsley Town Council worked tirelessly to deliver hot meals to those in need.

"They worked with Carla Leonard at Stockbridge Primary School and had a system of preparing lots of hot meals that a team of volunteers then distributed across Stockbridge and surrounding areas."

Thomas Cashen, Kabs Kids

Michelle Rogers said: "Thomas Cashen and KABs - amazing achievement throughout lockdown helping others with online bootcamps and a charity rave night for Centre 63 raising over 1,025 pounds for vulnerable families.

"It has been extra special as it has been a real family effort."

The Sensory Hive

Cheryl Dunne said: "The Sensory Hive, Hayley Peden and Sharon Alcock, for winning funding from Liverpool soup for sensory packs for SEND children with disabilities 0-25 during Lockdown. They provided over 20 families with sensory kits."

Dave Critchley

Karen A Critchley said: "I nominate Dave Critchley, a chef and Knowsley resident, who created LIDS (Liverpool Independent Delivered Service) 15 weeks ago.

"LIDS is an online delivered supermarket, that enables local independent businesses to continue to trade, whilst getting food to those in the local area, including those self-isolating, shielding or vulnerable.

"LIDS is reaching up to 300 households a week with this unique service. Not content with just that, Dave created a community project.

Liverpool chef launches independent delivery service during coronavirus crisis

"Knowsley Kitchen has donated over 650 fresh fruit and veg boxes to households that need extra help at this time and 300 children's packed lunches, and continues to do so each week.

"Dave has also launched a new project supplying educational cook-a-long boxes to be distributed out to vulnerable families with the aim of teaching, as well as providing food.

"He has brought so many people and groups together over the lockdown period."

Kate, Lauren, Arabella and Ephelia

Shirley Wooding said: "I'd like to nominate Kate and Lauren for their dedication to looking after the swan and other birds on Stadt Moers lake both girls are a brilliant example of how the youth of today should be.

"Also young Arabella and Ephelia for bringing smiles to the faces of all the regular visitors to the park in creating beautiful fairy houses."

Big Help Volunteers

Annie MacLean said: "Jackie, John and Debbie (I think it’s Debbie!) have been volunteering at the Stockbridge Big Help Food Bank to support those in need.

"John is a regular volunteer at the Stockbridge Community Hub and wanted to help, so signed up as a Big Help volunteer instead.

"They have helped countless individuals week in week out and been a fantastic asset to this community during this trying time. We donated £3k to support Big Help in Stockbridge."

Pam Bowes and Home-Start Knowsley

Home-Start Knowsley is a local family support group and has continued to support vulnerable families and families undergoing difficulties throughout the lockdown when times have been especially challenging for them.

Susan McGuire, finance trustee at Home-Start Knowsley, said Pam Bowes, the manager of the local charity and the team of staff and volunteers are community heroes.

She said: "Pam has gone above and beyond her role as manager and it has been a difficult time for her as a number of our trustees are NHS workers in high level posts and have not been able to support her as much as in normal times."

Susan said Pam sends weekly updates on what she has achieved even through lockdown.

Pam Bowes, manager of Home-Start Knowsley

This includes ensuring they have much needed funding coming in - negotiating with Children in Need, Knowsley Council and Big Lottery for needed funding, getting supplies for families donated by Asda and working with Knowsley Kitchen to ensure distribution of fruit and vegetable boxes to families.

Pam has also accessed activity packs for children from lower income families and those with additional needs, conducted phone interviews to recruit new volunteers and adapting the training course for online delivery and preparing for their building re-opening when possible by sourcing deep cleaning and PPE.

Susan said: "Pam has supported the staff cheerfully, one of whom has had to shield because of a serious health condition.

"I believe the dedication Pam and the team have shown to the needs of Knowsley families, some of whom would have found it impossible to manage during the lockdown."

Knowsley Council

Joseph Murphy, owner of Joe's Stall in Huyton, tweeted: Knowsley Council and staff have been absolutely fantastic.

"They have contacted all our traders most days, set a Whatsapp group up for us, done well-being checks, helped with grants etc.

"Also had phone calls off @Knowsley_Leader and @cllrsdonnelly, unbelievable support."

Joe also thanked his customers for their support throughout the pandemic.

Paula Williams

Jean Borthwick said: "My niece Paula Williams, who supports adults in supported living, for the first three weeks of lockdown supported me too with shopping and her mum and dad for 12 weeks of lockdown.

"Thank you Paula, love you."

The Stockbridge Village community

Elliot Greco said: "All the volunteers who helped through the covid pandemic are heroes from delivery of hot food parcels (Knowsley Town Council) John and his team of councillors to Steph and Sandra who gave emergency food parcels for those who were not on any list to.

"Also the scrubs masks and surgical gowns we gave to ICU at Whiston Hospital to care homes, community mental health teams, our local GP in SV and large Dental practice in Whiston all our sewers are local people doing to help the effort.

"Our community is it’s own hero but to pin point names you have, John, Neil, Bernie, Katie, Lee, Jackie, Vanessa, Steph and Sandra with food parcels and scrubs, John local food bank and Richard with support Beothuk out social media page.

"Plus our loveliest sewers and volunteers and our youngest Maize who is nine helping deliver hot food to the vulnerable.

"Our support is still in place till we are sure people can be self reliant.

"One other hero is pastor John Crawford who helped deliver hampers (80) to our most vulnerable families, he was a superstar."

Halewood Voice and The Boyzee

@harv_sue tweeted: "Halewood Voice group working amazingly alongside Halewood Boyzee to supply food parcels and afternoon tea to the most in need and just to cheer residents up some still working day jobs also."

@dawn16138959 tweeted: "Boyzee Halewood and Halewood Voice have worked six days a week for 14 week delivering food parcels to vulnerable people an treats to kids as well as 100 afternoon tea boxes."

Vicky Berry said: "Boyzee Halewood and Halewood Voice members have been working with Halewood Town Council on the community hub for the past 15 weeks since before lock down supporting the community with essential food parcels, medications,
Shopping and many more.

"Plus the rainbow competition for the kids in the area to promote NHS rainbows in our communities Windows, where the best windows all the kids won a prize.

"Doing little gifts for the kids and afternoon teas to bring a smiles to people in the community who need a little boost. All of this was done by volunteers many of them working and some of them front line staff.

"They still continue to support the community and will do until they are no longer needed.

"All of this has been done with support from Knowsley food banks and support with accessing grants by Halewood Boyzee and some amazing generous donations from the local community and local retailers.

"Amazing team all of them."

Tracy Maloney Daniels As said before- Halewood Voice Team - no more words required , Vicky Berry says it all, truly fantastic and very generous with their energy , time and devotion to their own community x

@amh444_allan tweeted: "Halewood Voice are a group of local volunteers who have rallied around to get food parcels, clothes, gifts, you name it has been found.

"They are all stars and deserve recognition just for doing the right thing. My hats off to all of them!"

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Becca Lennox said: "For me Liam Mitchell has been absolutely amazing he supports every single child not only if your part of a certain group of people.

"He has put smiles on kids and parents faces, helps with charity and does daily live videos."

Stephanie Ellis said: "Lorraine Pettitt and her crew delivering food parcels to people unable to leave the house."

Sylvia Blackburn said: "My daughter Marian who as well as working tirelessly for Childline and supporting her autistic son has been shopping for me each week as me and her dad are shielding."

Lexley Mctigue said: "Bluebell park school for having the most children in right through the Pandemic every single day.

"My sons PAs who have shown up every single day to help us support him through this crazy time."

Dave Johnson said: "Food station giving hampers out all over Kirkby, great lads."

Susan Paraskeva said: "My neighbour who works for Knowsley Library Services has been on the 'help lines' for the last few months.

"She is also the only neighbour to ask me if I needed any help as I am high risk and disabled."

Angela Moule said: "Colin, Maggie and Kevin. These people have given their time and dedication to keep us all informed of everything during this terrible time, mixed in with some great memories and laughs

"God bless you all and thank you for caring about us especially people on their own."