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Covid-19: Newquay launches campaign highlighting community spirit

Covid-19: Newquay launches campaign highlighting community spirit

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:48am 1st May 2020.

Newquay has launched its own campaign, highlighting the importance of communities working together during the coronavirus crisis.

Newquay Town Council, Newquay BID and Cornwall Council have joined forces to launch the social media campaign #WeAreNewquay.

It recognises that family, friends, neighbours, volunteer community groups, business and accommodation providers in Newquay are all doing their bit to help each other during this difficult time.

The aim of the campaign is to spread awareness of what individuals and groups are doing to help others, no matter how big or small, to highlight what a fantastic community Newquay is and to show appreciation for the town and its residents. 

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"What some of the town’s businesses and members of the community are doing during this time is truly remarkable. We are really proud to be part of such a vibrant, resilient network and we are constantly amazed at the creativity, innovation and spirit continually demonstrated.

"The community spirit has been heartfelt and moving and we are sure this will continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. T

"It’s time for us to be sharing and shouting about all the positive things that pillars of our community and businesses are doing, be it doing your neighbours shopping to providing meals to healthcare professionals or offering up your hotel rooms for key workers."

Carla Marie Jones, Newquay BID Manager

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Newquay Town Council, Newquay BID, Newquay & St Columb Community Network (Cornwall Council) and partners are working to deliver their vital services and respond to the situation as it evolves each day.

They now want to make #WeAreNewquay a town wide campaign that all businesses, organisations and individuals can feed into, saying "because together we are stronger".

"The current pandemic has brought out the true spirit of community in the residents of Newquay. I have been truly amazing by the acts of kindness, compassion and generosity that are occurring throughout the town.

"Businesses, groups and individuals in all walks of life continue to put the welfare of others before themselves. Residents of Newquay should be proud of the way have adapted and overcome in the face of adversity.’"

Cllr Louis Gardner, Deputy Mayor of Newquay

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