Community Hero of the Week - Claire Keys

I am delighted to announce that this week’s Community Hero is Claire Keys from 1st Hextable (Swanley) Beavers Group.

Throughout the outbreak Claire has been holding full weekly Beaver meetings online. She has pre-prepared badge activity packs for every child, with guides on how they can achieve their badges at home - and even invested in a new beaver online reward - a first for the group!

Her efforts have proved essential in protecting the mental well being of the children (and parents) and provides a sense of normality in incredibly challenging times.

I spoke with Claire earlier today and thanked her for all her hard work. Her story will be covered in print as part of our Community Heroes partnership with the Sevenoaks Chronicle - so do please pick up a copy on Thursday to find out more.

Next week we will be awarding our last Community Hero, so if you know of any individual or organisation who deserves recognition please either visit my website, or email