We are fortunate to have a small army of helpers at our disposal, who never fail to rise to whatever challenge. Two members, however, are "always there" when called on, and today really did go above and beyond the call of duty.
Tonbridge & Malling stalwarts Owen and Chris Baldock arrived at West Kent Towers at 10am this morning and were still there when I left just before 6pm tonight. Apart from a brief 30 minute lunch break, they worked non-stop and packed over 2,000 envelopes.
What's more impressive; the work they were doing was not for their ward nor even their home constituency. It was for Helen Grant MP in neighbouring Maidstone and the Weald.
One of the reasons we receive so much willing help is our volunteers know their efforts are appreciate. For example, the team who came in last week to assist with Maidstone's packing each received a personal note today from Helen Grant thanking them for their efforts. A nice touch, too often overlooked.