A CITIZEN’S Award has been handed to Christine Ingham, of Denton West End Community Library, in recognition of her work during the lockdown.
Christine is a volunteer at the library on Windsor Road who worked alone to ensure social distancing during the lockdown to put together activity packs for local children.
It was time-consuming but proved immensely popular with children while providing much needed support to parents who struggled to entertain their children. Some people came from as far away as Ashton to pick up one of the packs, which were left outside for collection.
The award was presented outside Denton West End Community Library by awards organiser Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, and Tameside Council leader Brenda Warrington, who is also councillor for Denton West.
Mr Gwynne said: “I was delighted to present this award to Christine in recognition of all her hard work over lockdown.
“We all remember well how difficult a time the full lockdown was. Through putting together these activity packs, Christine made this easier for many families in the area by giving things for kids to do.
“This award is very well-deserved and I’m also very grateful for all the work that Christine and the other volunteers have been doing to keep the library open and running.”
Cllr Warrington said: “Denton West End Community Library plays such an important role in the local community and Christine’s amazing work during lockdown really highlights this.
“I’d like to congratulate Christine on this award and thank everyone at the library for all the brilliant work they do for our community.”