The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan, has delivered her Christmas message to the people of the borough.
Cllr Creaghan said: “As Mayor of Warrington, it is my pleasure and privilege to wish the people of the borough a happy and peaceful festive season.
“2020 has been a difficult year for us all, a year of unprecedented challenges, as we have seen all aspects of our lives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The festive period is a time when we should think about those less fortunate than ourselves. As Warrington’s older people’s champion, I am mindful of those people, particularly our older and vulnerable residents, who will be feeling anxious and lonely at this time, unable to spend time with their family and friends.
“Please do your bit this winter to support people – friends, family, neighbours – wherever you can, whether that is by checking in on them, picking up their shopping or simply giving them a phone call. It really can make a world of difference.
“Kind acts like this, along with following the guidance and taking responsibility for the safety of ourselves and of others, will help us get through these difficult times. Indeed, it is the strong community spirit I have witnessed over the past year that gives me great optimism that we will emerge from this pandemic, stronger.
“I am looking forward to better times in 2021. I hope to be able to meet many of you and to continue the important work to raise funds for my chosen charities, Forget Me Not Unit at Warrington Hospital, JUMP, Lifetime and PAPYRUS.
“On behalf of myself and the Mayoral Consort I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”