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Council Leadership Commends Community Spirit


The Convener of Moray Council, Cllr Shona Morrison, and Leader, Cllr Graham Leadbitter, have spoken about the community spirit that has come to the fore in the Coronavirus outbreak.

Council Convener Shona Morrison said:

“There has been amazing support from people in all of our communities, with support groups being put together by local volunteers.

“Charities working hard to ensure the most vulnerable are supported, shops and businesses providing support despite the pressures that they are under and much, much more.

“The number of people who have signed up to help local groups, regional and national efforts is quite incredible and I am very proud of the way that people have stepped up at a time of crisis.”

Council Leader Graham Leadbitter said:

“Folk right across Moray are doing some amazing things, whether it is providing moral support to our hard-pressed health and care workers, collecting essentials like food and prescriptions for folk who are stuck at home, supporting charities, providing entertainment like online quizzes and exercise routines, supporting home learning or simply by being a friendly voice on the end of the phone or on a video call.

“There are so many ways that people are supporting each other through this international crisis and it is great to see the best side of our society.

“Most of us are used to having very hectic lives and an emergency like this has really made us stop and think about what is important.

“Family, friends and community are right in the forefront of people’s mind and the support people are providing through simple acts of kindness, volunteering and supporting public services is absolutely brilliant.”

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