Dereham churches throw a lifeline to shut-ins
Churches in Dereham have united to provide emergency help to families and individuals who have been cut off by the coronavirus crisis.
In the first two weeks since its launch on March 25, the project helped 45 households by running 80 errands.
Trusted volunteers from Dereham’s churches are willing call people back and have a chat if they want to hear a friendly voice. Or volunteers will also do a simple errand, whether going to shops or pharmacy, for example.
The project is especially supporting people who are isolated at home and can’t get out.
Expressions of gratitude for the project have included:
“Thank you again to you and your volunteers for all the help you are providing.”
“I cannot tell you how much we appreciate what you are doing, it truly is a lifeline and means so very much in such anxious times.”
Project title: Dereham Churches Emergency Response
Who runs the project: Dereham Churches Together (Administered by Wellspring Family Church & Centre)
Summary: Essential errands for isolated people in the Dereham area
Where do you operate: Dereham NR19 & NR20
Address: Wellspring Family Centre, 35, Neatherd Rd, Dereham, NR19 2AE.
Public contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01362 854581 and between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday
Main contact: Toby Rouse, Co-ordinator
Your needs: ongoing funding
How you can help other projects: we are also supporting the MidNorfolk FoodBank as required
Pictured above is the Wellspring Family Church & Centre