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Hometown Hero: Chantelle from Tonypandy

11 June 2020

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Trivallis’ Hometown Hero campaign aims to find local heroes across RCT doing good things to help others during the coronavirus outbreak. We want to shine a light on the positive news stories and say thank you to the Hometown Heroes living amongst us.

Chantelle Day-Jones lives in Tonypandy and works for Trivallis as a cleaner. She has been nominated by tenants of Mitchell Court, who also happen to be her neighbours, for bringing a real sense of community to the area through these challenging times.

We caught up with our Hometown Hero and those who nominated her to find out what epic things she’s been up to:

Chantelle Hometown Hero

Melanie Rees, a tenant of Mitchell Court, nominated Chantelle as a Hometown Hero. She said: “Chantelle has brought those of us who live in Mitchell Court together as a community. We have single parents, elderly people and vulnerable people and, as I work in the local pharmacy, I know they often don’t have anyone to support them.

“I’ve seen Chantelle knocking doors to check in on people. Not only does she make sure they have the essentials they need, Chantelle also organised a group bingo for us to do from our front doors, which was a brilliant day. It gave all of us the opportunity to have some socially distanced fun! Chantelle always has a smile on her face and we all really appreciate her hard work.”

Chantelle said: “Throughout lockdown I have been staying at Mitchell Court in Tonypandy with my girlfriend. I got talking to an elderly lady living in one of the flats and she was telling me how much she missed going to bingo each week; that was the only time she got to go out. I decided I wanted to bring bingo to her, so helped organise a game for everyone living in the flats, socially distanced of course.

“I provided the bingo tickets and called the numbers. Neighbours helped with supplying the microphone and speakers, so everyone could get involved. It was such a fun hour or two and brought everyone together.” She added.

We want to say a big thank you to our Hometown Hero, Chantelle for all her hard work to bring everyone together in this time of need.

If you know a Hometown Hero that you would like to nominate to be our next featured hero, you can do so by visiting our Hometown Hero page.

Visit our Hometown Hero Hall of Fame to see the other heroes in our communities, here.