Wonderful news for Doncaster people who have achieved big during the pandemic - from graduating university to new jobs

It can be easy to get bogged down in the doom and gloom of the pandemic so we are sharing some uplifting news from our readers – these are some of Doncaster people’s biggest lockdown achievements.

By Laura Andrew
Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:39 am

Despite the state of the world good news is continuing to happen and we wanted to share some of it with you – so we asked our readers what their biggest achievement during the pandemic has been.

A couple of people are celebrating big academic graduations.

Laura Maxwell, said: “I graduated as a nurse associate!”

Doncaster people share their biggest achievements.

Nicola Barber, said: “Got myself a degree in archaeology.”

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Others are proud of acts of kindness they performed.

Ami Louise, said: “We rescued 2000 battery hens.

"These girls had never seen sunlight or felt the grass between their toes.

“Now they are all happy girls at loving homes.”

This year has brought about health problems for many.

Tony Crossley, said: “Lasting nine weeks in hospital after been diagnosed with leukaemia.

“And not been able to see my family or loved ones due to my illness and Covid-19.”

Some people are proud of maintaining their mental health during a very hard year.

Amy Frost, said: “Not spiralling back into depression.

"I thought during all of this I would easily fall back but I really pushed myself into doing things I wouldn't normally do, and it's helped massively.”

Ashley James, said: “If I'm proud of anything I've done during the last 12 months it's that I can still be strong when I need to be and from where I was to where I am now I'm glad I didn't let the loneliness of lockdown defeat me.

"Always forward forward always.”

It has been a year of growth for many.

Tracey Shaw, said: “Getting out of an unhealthy relationship and cancelling my wedding.

"It has been tough however I'm in a much better place now than I was 12 months ago.”

Andrea Goodwin, said: “Was made redundant last March but by august I found alternate employment and am loving my job.”

Leanne Forster, said: “Achieving my 5.5st award and my hubby achieving his 8.5st award both with Slimming World.”

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Liam Hoden, editor.