A group of volunteers have banded together to provide help and support to the community’s most vulnerable members, offering food deliveries, prescription collections and telephone check-ins.
Their fellow residents are also stepping up and donating food, money, and other essentials.
A Food Hub was set up in March by residents Denise Nimmo and Tianne Rankin and the hub is now supported by range of local businesses including the village’s two pubs, The Corner Pin and The Sitwell Arms, and fellow residents, helping establish it as a centre for the community’s charitable activities.
The hub receives weekly donations from Clay Cross Food Bank and to date, volunteers have delivered over 100 food hampers to vulnerable residents while also delivering daily hot food deliveries to the village’s most at-risk.
Alongside these deliveries, volunteers are also delivering prescriptions to isolating and shielding residents.
For villagers that are feeling particularly isolated, the group are also providing ongoing social contact through reassuring telephone calls, helping to support their fellow resident’s mental health needs as well as their physical health.
Denise Nimmo, who set up the volunteers group, and is a co-founder of the Food Hub said:
“I think that as a village, we stand out - as a village that cared.
“Cared about our elderly, cared about our vulnerable, cared about our isolated. Cared about each other.”