Westpoint receives Snow Hero award
This winter, Lincolnshire saw its fair share of 'The Beast from the East". The deep snow didn't bring the county to a complete standstill as life had to carry on.
The event was organised by Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF), a multi-agency group that works together in emergencies. LRF was touched by the stories of heroic acts from local people and businesses. Members of the public were asked to nominate their Snow Heroes and the LRF chose the winners in each category.
Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly, chair of the LRF, said: "We received so many nominations for each of these awards and it's been nothing short of a nearly impossible task deciding who the awards should go to because each of the nominees were so deserving."
The team at Westpoint Farm Vets Louth received two public nominations for going the extra mile during the snow. They came second in their category at the awards night. Peter Moore, who collected the award on behalf of the team, said "It's a great honour to be recognised. During those few days the whole team worked 24 hours a day doing jobs that we wouldn't normally do. From doing caesareans in the howling wind at well below freezing, walking across fields to deliver medications, driving 200 miles to meet the Henry Schein delivery man and phoning farmers to pull us out of ditches. We were in the middle of peak lambing and calving, so the receptionists and vets in both the Louth and King's Lynn branches had to keep on going."
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