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Duston Heroes

Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring our 'Duston Heroes' on our Facebook page. Those who have made a real difference in our community during these unprecedented times.

We are also making a start on chronicling our community's experiences, collating stories, pictures and photos to record and preserve history in the making for future generations. Please send us your stories, photographs, draw a picture, share your positive experiences and let us know who YOUR Duston Hero is so that we can acknowledge them on FB and include them in our book.

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We are happy to get in touch with you to help you recount your experience; it can just be a simple 'thank you' or a short sentence about how someone made a difference to you

We would also love to hear from you if you would like to get involved further by helping to put the book together or contribute in any other way


You can do this by phone 583626, via email; bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk or by post; DPC, Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 6DT

This is YOUR book about YOUR community

Thank you for getting involved


Be a Part of History!

Elaine Stonehouse, Duston Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Elaine, Duston Covid Mutual Aid Group

Duston Village Bakery

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Graham Waughman, GJ Catering

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Royal British Legion, Duston & District Branch

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Michelle & Galileo Close, Duston

Galileo Close, Duston

Barnett Landscapes & Radjeep Singh

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Community Hub


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Liz Leaman, Local Resident

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Julie Harvey & Family

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Caitlin Badcock

Caitlin Badcock

Amarjit Singh & Family

Amarjit Singh & Family

Kathy Perkins

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Oak Lodge Care Home

Oak Lodge Care Home

Karen Badcock

We have been sent a lovely new nomination for our Duston Hero appeal. Today, we would like to celebrate Karen and all she has done to raise funds for the Air Ambulance during the pandemic.

Karen Badcock was told by the Government and the NHS to shield last March 2020 and they put her into the CEV Group (Clinically Extreme Vulnerable). Although being disabled she still wanted to do something to help during the pandemic. Karen told us this;
"Not being allowed out I decided to make uniform bags to give to the doctors & nurses and 2 layer washable face masks, selling them and giving the proceeds to The Air Ambulance. So far I have made just over 100 uniform bags and over 800 face masks and raised just over £1,100 for the charity. I still have about 80 face masks ready for sale"

Karen, we thank you for all your hard work and wish you all the best for the future.

If you would like to purchase one of the bags or masks from Karen, please contact her on 07775 570875 or email her at karen.badcock@ntlworld.