A number of charities and individuals in York, who, namely, partnered with Rotary York Ainsty (RYA) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in the city, have been rewarded with the presentation of a special Citation of Merit. A wide range of projects and initiatives were undertaken in York throughout 2020 and the start of 2021, and the Citations purport to recognise the work and dedication of those who worked to lessen the impacts of COVID-19.
The RYA Citation reads as follows:
In appreciation of the outstanding work in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic through exemplary community-supporting activities, thus demonstrating that fellowship, leadership, and service can make york and district a better and safer place to live and work.
Organisations and individuals who have been nominated and selected to receive the Citation:
- Changing Lives (shared housing) team.
- Changing Lives (Union Terrace) team.
- City of York Housing Services.
- Home Start York team.
- Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
- KYRA Women’s Project.
- Refugee Action, York.
- Charles Malarkey & EIP team.
- SASH Nightstop.
- Door 84 Centre for Youth.
- Groves Nurseries.
- Tang Hall Community Centre.
- Adam Raffell & the York Foodbank
- York Mind + Holly Bilton.
- RYA Face Mask Project (Romy Dunn; Ania Hughes; Michelle Joinson; Sue Blackbird; Trish Stott; Beryl Little; Joan Jenkins).
Thank you to everyone who has worked—often tirelessly—to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.