Craig Fowler named It's Good 2 Give Local Hero
The first It’s Good 2 Give Local Hero has today been selected with Livingston Round Table Chairman, Craig Fowler, the first recipient of our weekly accolade!
Craig received two nominations as our initial Local Hero, with both recommendations praising his work at Livingston Round Table, where he has worked tirelessly to provide families in West Lothian with meals during this time of need.
A technician at Macklin Motors by trade, Craig’s love for rugby has also seen him previously coach at local club Livingston RFC. However, his real passion is volunteering for those in need, making him a worthy recipient of this week’s Local Hero award.
About our It’s Good 2 Give Local Hero, Craig Fowler...
Since lock down was announced, Craig Fowler, a technician at Macklin Motors hasn’t been resting on his laurels. Craig is a husband and father, as well as Chairman of Livingston Round Table.
As Chairman, Craig found himself being approached for all kinds of things: from baby milk to bread. Some families and individuals found themselves self-isolating, or locked down, with no way to collect school lunches or groceries.
Craig met each and every one of these vital local needs by co-ordinating the response, from Livingston Round Table members and their supporters to help him in collecting and delivering food across West Lothian to stranded families.
On a daily basis, well over 100 local families in West Lothian are receiving school meals and other provisions thanks to the work of Craig and his team of volunteers.
Food Poverty has been further addressed in Livingston by Craig spotting an opportunity to re-stock a number of local food banks, with the support of Morrisons at Carmondean, who have provided items within a few days of their use by dates, thereby addressing this very real local need and at the same time making sure nothing goes to waste.
Craig has now been asked to help again, expanding the delivery service to help with Dignity Boxes. He has also been helping the West Lothian Community Midwife's team with some PPE and donations to new mum's across the area but also stocking up St John's Hospital maternity ward with much needed toiletries for those during this stressful time where they are not allowed visitors.
What our nominators said…
“Not every Super Hero wears a cape!”
“Craig and his team should sleep very well at night with the knowledge that, each day since this COVID-19 crisis began, they have kept over 100 local families fed.”