Jones named Community Champions
Jones Holidays has been recognised for its employees’ help during the lockdown with a Community Champion Award.
Jones Holidays of North Wales has been through a difficult six months during the COVID-19 crisis, with unprecedented action having to be taken to cancel holidays through the summer of 2020. However, in March drivers from the North Wales operator voluntarily embarked on a campaign to help the community. They set about delivering prescriptions and food parcels to all those who needed it and have been awarded the Community Champion Award from Hannah Blythyn MS.
The Here to Help campaign saw over 6,000 prescriptions and food parcels delivered to vulnerable people across the operator’s region. This undertaking involved great efforts and resource, and the Jones Holidays driving team volunteered some 3,700 hours of their time and have driven over 35,000 miles ensuring people in the local community were able to stay home and stay safe.
Organised by Hannah Blythyn MS, the Community Champion Awards recognise individuals, community groups and organisations who have been committed, proactive and voluntarily contributed to helping local communities, and highlights those who have gone over and above to support others in recent months.
Chris Owens, Managing Director at Alpine Travel who own Jones Holidays, said: “We are all delighted to have received this Community Champion Award, and are genuinely touched to have been nominated for the Community Champion Award. It was very kind of Hannah Blythyn MS to take time out of what must be a very busy schedule to come out to see us to present Phil & I with the award itself. This will mean a great deal to all those who were involved in the Here to Help campaign that we embarked on at the beginning of lock down, and we are thrilled to have been able to help the community in the way that we have.
As we move into the autumn months, we have launched a new Welcome Back holiday brochure, and thankfully have holidays travelling again in September onwards. We very much look forward to seeing all our customers travel with us again soon and look forward to a great 2021.”