I hope that you all enjoyed the VE Day celebrations. It was lovely to see the streets decorated in bunting and having the sunshine to help lift our spirits. As we now approach the next phase of the crisis, for many in our community things will remain the same. I just wanted to remind you of some of the activities taking place to support everyone in this current climate.
The Food Suppliers list continues to be successful and some of the organisations have been grateful to our helpers who have assisted with the delivery of goods. To add to this list is Summerseat Garden Centre, which is now open but who will deliver food supplies and gardening products. Their number is:- 01204 883048. You can also make orders via their website:- https://www.summerseatgardencentre.co.uk/
As you are aware some members of the community are making scrubs and scrub bags. I would like to inform you that £2000 has recently been spent on fabric, funded by donated money. Thank you for your support in this venture.
Again, a very successful story about the masks being made in our community. So far £1322 has been donated to the NHS Charities through the purchase of cloth face masks being made by local residents. Kath Anderson sends this message:-
“Home-made cloth face-masks are available at Holcombe Brook Post Office.
We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 per mask which is supporting NHS Charities Together through https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/makeamask
We have raised well over £1000 already and hopefully our community is benefitting through helping to reduce the spread of the virus (as well as through the revival of long-neglected sewing skills!).
If anyone is unable to get to the PO, volunteers are available to deliver them.”
If you require a mask please visit the Post Office on Longsight Road, or alternatively reply to this email. If you are making masks, either for your family and friends or the general public please could you let us know how many as Kath would like to keep a tally of how many have been made. Can I remind you that these do not protect you, but protect others, therefore the more people who wear them should help to restrict the spread of the virus. As demand increases more sewists are needed in addition to supplies of fabric and elastic. If you can help please let me know. Thank you again for your support.
Keep well everyone and remain safe.
With kind regards