Local charities Cirencester Signpost, The Churn Project, Cirencester Foodbank, along with Citizens Advice, are working together to help those most in need through this unprecedented crisis in a safe manner.
Our priorities rest with those in isolation through age or underlying health problems which mean that they cannot leave the house to go shopping or get to a Foodbank and have no family to assist them.
We will be supporting the efforts of Cirencester Coming Together Facebook group this Saturday between 10am and 1pm where we will be collecting tinned and dried goods, toiletries and cleaning products at the Bothy directly opposite Ashcroft Church in Ashcroft Road. Please see our ‘where to find us page’.
We have got to off a great start thanks to Amy and her crew at Tesco, Kingsmeadow in Cirencester.
Any measures to assist in this crisis must be sustainable for the long-term. If we try and achieve too much too soon without well-thought out plans and the right resources, we will set ourselves up to fail and the last thing we want is to raise expectations and let people down.
As a registered charity, it is vital that any activity we undertake has safeguarding at its heart to protect those we serve and our volunteers. For now we have enough helpers who are signed up to our policies and procedures but this may change.
Let’s be a light for others.