There are a number of local initiatives being set up on Nextdoor.co.uk, through the local churches and other groups . Fr Ross Guntherson has been in touch regarding one such community group which is shown below.
If anyone knows of any other initiative and would like it highlighted on here please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Etheldreda – Community Care Fulham
St Etheldreda’s (Fr Ross Gunderson & wife, Meredith on Doneraile Street) have helped launch a project to meet the needs of members of our community affected by Covid-19, most importantly to get essentials to individuals and families in isolation.
We have a team of organisers who are looking after gathering names of willing volunteers as well as those who need support and a robust response plan has been implemented. Primarily volunteers will be doorstep dropping essentials with little to no interaction with the isolated to ensure safety. Some volunteers may be paired up with individuals who would appreciate friendly check-in phone calls. Volunteers will be briefed and those in need or support simply call the church on 0207 736 3809 or email email@example.com and we will respond within 24 hours.
There is a Crowdfunder page to raise funds for essentials to families or individuals who can’t afford it or can’t manage a PayPal transition (this is a cashless programme for safety reasons). Any excess from Crowdfunder will be donated to a charity. The entire project is run by volunteers and donations.
To get involved:
If you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers email Fr Ross on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate to the project, we would be so grateful, visit the site: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fulham-community-care
If you need support:
If at any time you require some support either call St. Eth’s on 0207 736 3809 or email email@example.com