Newquay Town Council, Newquay BID and Cornwall Council have joined forces to launch a social media campaign highlighting the importance of local organisations working together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The #WeAreNewquay campaign 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.

Newquay Town Council, Newquay BID, Newquay & St Columb Community Network (Cornwall Council) and partners continue to work tirelessly 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 in to, because together we are stronger.

Carla Marie Jones, Newquay BID Manager says: ‘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. There has never been a more apt time that our organisations should be collaborating and we are delighted to be working with Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council on this social media campaign. 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. No good deed should go unnoticed. This is our way of saying thank you and sharing these actions far and wide. We can’t wait for you to all share your positivity so get involved, be proud, use the hashtag and let’s make Newquay shine as it continues to adapt in the face of adversity.’

Cllr Louis Gardner, Deputy Mayor of Newquay, added: ‘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.’

A spokesperson from Newquay Town Council commented: “It has been heart-warming to see our community stepping up to help those who need it as we all work together to tackle COVID-19. If you are helping in your community, please take a moment to share a photo or story on social media using the hashtag #WeAreNewquay.”

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