Acts of Kindness – 5

Another week has passed during this uncertain time, we are bringing a week full of positive news to lift the spirits of our customers and team…..

Helping with headbands & For the love of Scrubs Stamford/Rutland……

All across the country Knitters, Sewers and Crocheters have been putting their needles to great use and helping the NHS and Carers with desperately needed Scrubs, drawstring bags and headbands. Stamford has set up its own groups to help with this and donations of material, wool and buttons have been greatly received by them

Our care team are currently using face masks every day and the elastic can cause the skin behind the ears to become sore so if you would like to knit or crochet the sort of strips shown below the Care Team would be incredibly grateful!

Second Helpings…..

stablished in 2015, Second Helpings, Stamford, aims to reduce food waste by using food gifted from local sources that would otherwise go to landfill. The Bunker is run by volunteers on a Pay-as-you-Feel basis, serving the needs of local people from all walks of life regardless of the ability to pay. They are playing a vital role in supporting the Stamford community at a time when so many people may be facing food poverty. The Bunker is currently located at the Methodist Church Hall in Barn Hill/North Street The Bunker is open; Tuesday 10.30 -12.30 Wednesday 1pm – 4pm Thursday 1pm – 3pm
Friday 1pm-3pm & 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 12.30pm – 2pm

Captain Tom and Morrisons Isolation Bags…..

Captain Tom has certainly moved so many of us with his target of walking 100 laps before his 100th Birthday on April 30th. To date he has raised an incredible £28 Million pound for NHS Charities and the total continues to rise. He has also received over 90,000 Birthday cards from well-wishers…Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom!

Morrisons of Stamford are currently distributing isolation bags to support the members of our community who are isolating and are also making donations to local food banks. Community Champion Jason is coordinating all of these projects from the Stamford store.

Thumbs up for your Postie…..

Stamford residents have spotted some rather unusual postman delivering their letters in the last few weeks! A post box and a toilet roll were just two of the costumes that were seen and it certainly brightens up peoples day. There has been a national campaign to do ‘thumbs up for your postie’ to show them that we appreciate all they are doing at this time as key workers. We certainly couldn’t get all our newsletters out to you without them.

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