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Celebrating Key Workers

In April and May, as Mansfield, Ashfield and Warsop continued to fight the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the News Journal gave its readers and website visitors the chance to pay tribute to the brave local women and men who put their lives at risk in the fight against Covid-19. You recognised not just NHS nurses and doctors, but many other NHS staff and keyworkers in a wide variety of professions.

Below are your messages of thanks, which also featured in the May print edition of the News Journal.

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Everyone at
Forest Manor Care Home, Skegby 
Pat Bradley Said: ‘I would like to say a big thank you to every member of staff for the great job they are doing.’

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Charlotte & Cheryl Wilford
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton
Dawn Wilford Said: ‘A big thank you.’

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Royal Brompton Hospital
London

Deborah Moazemi Said: ‘Our niece (front left) works at Royal Brompton Hospital… we pray for all their safety.’

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All the team at
CTT Community Enablement
Rachelle Baker Said: ‘I want to give a shout out to all my colleagues at the CCT Community Enablement team, who have gone above and beyond to work together, to meet the needs of our service users, in an extra safe and caring environment.’

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Quinton House Care Home
Kirkby
Emma Sharpe Bowler Said: ‘All my staff at Quinton House Care Home are doing a great job — Annette Lower, Jayne Gregory, Jane Clarke.’

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Ward 14
Sherwood Forest Hospitals
Sharon Barnes Said: ‘Well done to all my colleagues on the ward.’

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Tesco cleaners
Mansfield
Diane Robinson Said: ‘All my cleaners at Tesco Extra Mansfield are doing a brilliant job — Mandy Mo Mills, Gemma Burton, Kelly Ridgeway, Abbie Leeson, Gail Prosser, Martin Prosser, Nigle Lee, Clare Slater and all Tesco staff.’

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All community nurses
Mansfield and Ashfield
Darren Wragg Said: ‘Well done to all the community nurses in Ashfield and Mansfield, especially my wife, Shevon. We are so proud of you.’

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All keyworkers
Jane and Neil Jones Said: ‘To all the postmen/women, binmen, lorry drivers, shop workers, delivery drivers, and all other key workers who are keeping this country going, thank you.’

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Everyone at
CTT Community Enablement
Kerry Widdowson Said: ‘I’d like to nominate the team I work with at CCT Community Enablement and Enablement Care Care Home in Sutton.’

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Samantha Davis
Nova House Care, Mansfield
Gary Davis Said: ‘I want to nominate my wife, Samantha Davis, and all her colleagues at Nova House for the work they are doing for their clients. ‘

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Hospital Staff
Ashfield
Rachel Thrower Said: ‘A list of staff who helped after my respiratory arrest whilst I was an inpatient at King’s Mill — Alison Cooke (respiratory), Denise Gudz and her team @operating theatres, Jane Tomlinson ward sister, Jane Cartwright endoscopy, Christine Vernon and Cathey Johnson admin, all at King’s Mill. Also Tony Anthoney and Deb Barlow, district nursing team, ex-colleagues at QMC, and funeral directors, especially Tony Ingham and his mum, Pat, and daughters at WS Ingham and sons. Worth your weight in gold.’

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United Response
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton
Moira Sansom Said: ‘Thank you to all the carers with United Response at Brooke Street, Sutton, for helping maintain independent living for their clients.’

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Daniel Walker
Ashfield
Jenny Walker Said: ‘I’d like to say thank you to my partner, Daniel, and all the other workers at Alloga UK, the pharmaceutical company (Ashfield).’

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Sammie Tideswell/Zoe Taylor
Sutton
Samantha Adams Said: ‘Sammie, a home carer, always goes above and beyond her role. She works both in the office and homes, caring for people, doing personal care, shopping, administering medication just to name a few. She always cheers me up when I’m down and in pain. She is just amazing and I would love her to know how much I appreciate her.

Also Zoe, a key worker as she is a youth worker. She has become my guardian angel. She brings me anything I need due to being in as I am high risk. She also bakes cookies for our little grandson and delicious muffins to cheer us up. She has provided arts and crafts for the younger ones.’

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Carmen Wilson
Ashfield
Steven Wilson Said: ‘Well done to my wife, Carmen, who travels from Derby to work in the community in the Ashfield area.’

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Ward 14 Staff
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton
Lisa Angell Said: ‘Well done to my amazing work family on ward 14 KMH, who are training and preparing themselves to get through the next few months of uncertainty.’

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Community Teams
Ashfield Health Village/Bull Farm Primary Care Centre
Allison Brown Said: ‘I would like to nominate all the nurses, nursing associates, CSWs and everyone else in the Mansfield and Ashfield community teams based at Ashfield Health Village and Bull Farm Primary Care Centre who have been working in the community to ensure that we can keep the vulnerable safe and in their own home, reducing hospital admissions to relieve the pressure on our colleagues within hospitals. Well done to each and every one of us, very proud to be part of the team.’

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Everyone at
P&P Clothing, Mansfield Woodhouse
Vera Elizabeth Said: ‘Thank you to everyone at P&P Clothing
making scrub sets for hospitals.’

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Paul Hannant/Claire Etches
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton
Jenny Hannant Said: ‘Both my husband, Paul, and daughter, Claire, work at King’s Mill in A&E and as a paediatric nurse respectively. I am very proud of them. They are going into work not knowing what each day is going to bring, but always give 110% on every shift giving care in the best way. Also my daughters-in-law who are also key workers in care roles, Emily and Claire Hannant.’

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Paul White/Emma Waring
Delivery driver/Nurse manager
Brenda White Said: ‘My son who is a delivery driver and my daughter who is a nurse manager for community nursing in Nottingham. My friends in pathology at King’s Mill.’

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Lisa Angell
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton
Debbie Barlow Said: ‘She works at King’s Mill and also delivers to the
vulnerable inbetween work. She is a true gem.’

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Postal Workers
Mansfield and Sutton Sorting Offices
Emily Freer Said: ‘All the posties at Sutton and Mansfield They are all doing fantstic jobs in testing times, putting their health at risk so we all get our mail.’

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Everyone at
Portland Training College (Residential Care)
Rob Singleton Said: ‘All my fellow staff still working in residential care.’

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Louise Hallam
Sutton

Kirsty Spencer Said:
‘Louise is working long shifts at Jubilee Care Home, Sutton, runs her own home and looks after her dad and poorly gma. She is always thinking of others. She popped to knock on my window on her way home after work last week, as she knows I’m on my own.’

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Laura Kellam
Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Kelly Kellam Said: ‘My daughter, modesty is her middle name. She goes through this crisis with a warm smile for everyone, especially her patients. We are all very proud of her.’

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Sarah Jayne Madigan
Ashfield
Carrie Austin Said: ‘Sarah is a councillor for the Leamington estate in Sutton. Her role in the community has been essential and so much more than anyone standing for election could have predicted. She rings residents, receives donations to hand out and makes sure she is available whilst working night and day for her residents. She has a heart of gold. her.’

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Joanne Barfield
Ashfield
Samantha Adams Said: ‘Joanne set up Mansfield and Ashfield Area Support Group on Facebook. It brings the community together to help and support each other for any supplies they are struggling to get hold of, such as toilet roll, pasta etc. As well as doing in-group games for us for a bit of fun and to socialise whilst in our own homes, Joanne offers emotional support and has a fantastic admin team to help her.’

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To all the nurses in the local area,
The Rotary Club of Mansfield recognises the excellent work done by all our nurses – but never more so than at the present time. Thank you from all our members.
From Phil Richmond of the Mansfield Rotary Club

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Lauren Willmot
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton

Her Nominee Said: ‘This is my best friend. She works on the frontline with Covid-19 and deserves a mention.’

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Beth Whiting
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Sarah Whiting Said: ‘This was my daughter yesterday about to start her 12-hour shift looking after the Covid-19 patients.’

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Tara Leanne Scott
King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton

Lynda Price Said: ‘I am so Proud to call you my Daughter you are amazing and a fantastic Mum to Rio.’

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All the Team at
Oakwood Pharmacy, Mansfield Woodhouse

Charlotte Frisby Said: ‘To all the team at Oakwood pharmacy including the delivery driver thank you for all you do!’

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CCT Community Enablement Team
Support in the Community
April Parker and Janet Wynn Said: ‘Providing support to vulnerable adults and children in the community and in the residential home. All the staff are going above and beyond, they all deserve a special thank you. I would like to personally thank all my team at Community Enablement Team.’

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All the Team at
Little Millers Day Nursery, Mansfield
Emma Birkin Said: ‘All working hard to care for children of key workers so that their parents can work on the frontline.’

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