Local Banbury community groups receive awards from Oxfordshire High Sheriff

The Oxfordshire High Sheriff has presented an award to the Banbury Community Fridge and the North Oxfordshire Volunteer Driver Service for their service to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 8:46 pm
Mrs Amanda Ponsonby, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, gives an award to a volunteer at Banbury Community Fridge in recognition of its service to the community

Mrs Amanda Ponsonby, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, presented the Banbury Community Fridge with an award today (Monday March 29) for its services to the community during the pandemic.

Yasmin Kaduji, from the community fridge, said: "We are delighted and want to thank each and every volunteer who supported us throughout lockdown."

The Banbury Community Fridge, based in the car park of Banbury Mosque in Merton Street, provides a facility for the community to access food supplies that would otherwise go to waste.

Mrs Amanda Ponsonby, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, presented the Banbury Community Fridge with an award today in recognition of its service to the community

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the facility has been incredibly important to the people of Banbury and surrounding villages.

Volunteers from the community fridge delivered thousands food packs for people in self-isolation, and vulnerable individuals over the age of 65. In recognition of the work carried out by the volunteers during the pandemic they were also nominated for an "Unsung Hero Award."

The North Oxfordshire Volunteer Driver Service also received a similar award today for its services to the community from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire.

Mrs Amanda Ponsonby, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, presented the Banbury Community Fridge with an award today in recognition of its service to the community