Curry Rivel Community Support Group - Steve Allinson Writes

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As we enter a new stage in the Government response to COVID, I want to update everyone on the work we continue to do in our community. I realise as well that with schools beginning to open up again and new work arrangements being made over the coming months, new pressures could be felt by many in our village and the surrounding area.

So, let me use this update to once again everyone that our wonderful team of volunteers is ready and willing to help in whatever way it can. Please do contact us by email help@curryrivel.org.uk or by phone 07716 792760 and our administrator,Carenza Hewitt, will be pleased to talk to you and coordinate assistance. No request is too small, and if there is anything that is concerning you then sharing with a friendly voice can only help.

The Green/Red cards are still very visible in our village and I am pleased to say that this initiative has worked very well. On the few occasions when the green cards have changed to red, we have been able to respond very quickly and ensure that emergencies have been dealt with.

Our big initiative in the last month or so has been the Food Bank and I want to thank all those members from our village and the surrounding area who have donated items and/or made monetary donations. It really has been very humbling to see how many people have wanted to play their part. A big thank you to Rev Tim Richards and those at the United Reform Church for letting us use their hall to administer the scheme. We have been very fortunate to receive significant gifts from community and other groups towards this scheme which will help us going forward repond to particular needs.

I realise that, due to the economic problems that many are predicting will be ongoing for a number of months, the need to request support from this initiative may become a very real situation for some. Please be assured if you or anyone you know needs help, total discretion is assured and we try and ensure that our food support is tailored to personal needs. Again, no request is too large or too small.

We have also spoken to our friends in both Drayton and Hambridge and widened our scheme to those communities if help is required.

May I also reiterate my thanks to Ginny and Will Smith for al their help with this project.

So, to conclude, your volunteers are very much here to help and with the challenging times continuing, I hope we can continue to help you, our community, in whatever way it needs. As ever, our contact details are set out below.

Steve Allinson
Chair CRCSG

Email help@curryrivel.org.uk or by phone 07716 792760