As we move into the weekend I only received 4 calls today – 2 x Welfare calls and 2 x Prescription collection and delivery.
Branston All Saints Food Bank – Christmas Request
For a number of families and individuals within our community, Christmas is going to prove to be difficult. With only 55 days left, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to consider donating festive items, particularly for children to the Food Bank. Advent calendars, selection boxes etc will be very welcome, indeed as would anything that you can spare. The Food Bank is remaining operational right up to Christmas and more than highly likely beyond. This valuable and efficient service is run by the community for the community and ‘no one needs to go without’. For anyone who may need help the number to call is 07395 906220 and all requests are treated in strictest confidence.
Finally, I mustn’t forget to once again to say a big thank you to Marcus for completing another week managing the Food Bank. Next week, we’ll see a new face at the Church Hall, as we warmly welcome Ardva who has kindly volunteered to do a stint at the helm.
Take care, Stay Safe and have a great weekend.
Thank you for your continuing support – Andy
Here’s some advice from the latest NKDC Newsletter
Does Covid mean Halloween is cancelled this year? Not necessarily.
If you’re doing something that increases your contact with other people then you are increasing their risk and your risk.
However by being careful and taking precautions it is still possible to enjoy Halloween.
That means observing social distancing with people outside your household, standing well back when doors are opened and always keeping your hands clean using sanitiser.
People are quite likely to be wearing a mask anyway so if you can make a face covering work its way into your costume then even better.
Avoid elderly or vulnerable neighbours and perhaps agree with houses in advance that they are happy for you to visit for trick or treating.
Make sure if you do go trick or treating, you have no more than six in your group (unless you are one household or support bubble).
If unwrapped sweets are left in a bucket for children to rummage in there is a risk the virus could spread from fingers to mouths. To reduce this risk, give out individually wrapped sweets. Safer still, you could tie individual bags of sweets to a fence or tree.