Elmswell Virus Support Group

The phrase ‘all’s well in Elmswell’ has really been put to the test as the world struggles to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. But as ever, the community have pulled together and created and amazing support network for each other at this extremely uneasy time.

Four mums (The Virus Support Team) have created a Doodle Volunteer Hub for which the lovely people of Elmswell can volunteer to support a road in Elmswell, offering to help those who are self-isolating with things such as shopping, urgent supplies, posting mail or even making a friendly phone call. They currently have 65 fantastic volunteers.

They have also created an Elmswell Virus Support page on Facebook so that the residents of Elmswell can read and provide information and support and raise the spirits of the community. There is also a free phone number for anyone living in Elmswell who is in self-isolation and needing support. Tel: 0333 335 5349

Peter Goodridge, The Rector of St John’s, is offering a telephone befriending scheme for those who are in self-isolation and can’t commit to doing someone’s shopping. Tel: 01359 240512

Woolpit Health Centre and the Virus Support Team have been organising collections and deliveries of prescriptions and medication.

Local companies have been donating free food which has been delivered to those in need and flowers which have been delivered to those who work for the NHS and our keyworkers to thank them for all of the wonderful work they are doing.

The Co-op have been beautifully upbeat and friendly and allowed for social distancing and safe shopping.

These are just a few of the many kind acts that have taken place – we are truly proud to live in Elmswell!

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