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South Ribble Coronavirus Volunteers
Over the past few days I have been contacted by so many of you asking how you could help. Thank you.
I've been thinking about how best to coordinate all these offers of support to make sure everyone in our community is kept safe over the coming weeks and months.
I will be working with my team, community leaders and groups across the constituency to link offers of help together with people that need help in a safe and secure way.
Thank you for thinking of getting involved - by working together we will help make sure everyone gets through this difficult time.
I've found the generosity of spirit within the South Ribble community to be a thing to bring joy in these difficult times. Below are the groups we've found who are helping other right across South Ribble – see the links and details to get help or volunteer to join in for your area.
Hesketh Bank Helpers
If you need help or someone you know is stuck at home and isolated The Churches and Parish Council are providing help if you need it. They can provide food parcels (Tins/dry food that keeps etc.) If you need a chat because you’re lonely, you want to help or you have a business and you want to partner with them.
Co-ordinator is Rev Dave Dickinson – the Rector of All Saints on Station Road opposite the One Stop Shop
Phone daytime and evenings only please - 01772 814458
Eccleston Volunteer Group
A volunteer group in the village are shopping for residents who are elderly, self isolating or housebound due to medical issues.
The contact number for the co-ordinator - 07765 106712
Nextdoor is UK wide and holds a range of information about what is going on in your neighbourhood and includes groups that you can access if you sign up to it such as Eccleston Coronavirus Support. Find out more here.
If you want to volunteer - and can't find a group to join above - please let us know how you'd like to help and provide your contact details in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try and put you in touch with someone in your local area
If you need support - drop us your details in an email email@example.com so we can put you in touch with the right organisation.
Wider than South Ribble there are also lots of groups doing great things
A Lancashire-wide relief effort has been launched to support those in isolation by utilising the spare capacity of hospitality businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Community & Business Partners, based in Blackburn, have launched the Love From Lancashire campaign, which will recruit thousands of volunteers to help our community in it’s time of need.
The Blackburn based charitable organisation has been mobilising volunteers and providing mentors for 30 years and has worked night and day this week to develop the scheme which hopes to provide support to the whole of Lancashire.
Lancashire’s hospitality industry has seen a huge downturn since the Government asked people to stay at home, and this scheme will support that industry whilst providing goods to those most in need. Find out more by clicking the above link!
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