A much busier day today with 16 requests for assistance being received. They came in the form of:
6 x Food Box deliveries
5 x Food Bank donations
3 x Welfare (Including 2 home visits)
2 x Prescription collection and delivery
Branston All Saints Food Bank – Festive Period – Opening Hours
Thursday 24 December – 1000-1100 hrs
Monday 28 December to Thursday 31 December – 1000-1100 hrs
Monday 4 – 8 January 2021 – 1000-1100 hrs
Outside these times, assistance is available by simply calling the Branston Community Helpline on 07395 906220
Guess the number of requests
There are now 8 days until the competition closes.
It’s a free opportunity to win a £50 Amazon Voucher or cash ?. All you have to do is guess how many requests you think that we’ll have responded to by 2359hrs on Thursday 31 December 2020. One guess per person.
If there is more than one correct answer, the names will be placed into a hat and a winner drawn out and announced on New Years Day – What a nice start to the New Year that would be…I look forward to hearing from you via any means you wish.
To help you make an informed guess on 10th December we had responded to 1608 requests ! Furthermore over the past 9 months our daily average has been 6 and of course there’s the daily stats to consider…..I’ll let you do the maths 🤔🤞
Thank you for your continuing support – Andy, Jim, Linda, Foxy, Kev, Liam, Jonathan and Joseph. 👍🏻
COVID 19 Update. Source: Lincolnite 23 Dec 20
There have been 437 new coronavirus cases and a record daily number of 37 COVID-related deaths on Wednesday.
The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 355 new cases in Lincolnshire, 50 in North Lincolnshire and 32 in North East Lincolnshire.
Some 28 deaths were registered in Lincolnshire, five in North East Lincolnshire and four in North Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.
NHS England reported 11 new local hospital deaths on Wednesday, including nine at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and two at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
On Wednesday, national cases increased by 39,237 to 2,149,551, while deaths rose by 744 to 69,051. This is the highest case number since Tuesday. Greater Lincolnshire has escaped being put into a tier 4 lockdown from Boxing Day, but millions in other areas of the UK have been escalated a tier.
At least two samples of a new variant of coronavirus have been taken in Lincolnshire, according to a new study.
This comes as currently there are 367 patients with coronavirus being treated at hospitals across Greater Lincolnshire.
In response, Lincoln and Boston are among 17 new areas to offer COVID-19 community testing – here’s what we know so far.
Lincolnshire Police have said they will tackle only “extreme breaches” of COVID-19 restrictions amid the tier 4 threat and coronavirus mutation.
Nationally, the R (rate of infection) number in the UK is estimated to have gone up to between 1.1 and 1.3, according to SAGE. This means for every 10 people with COVID-19, they are likely to infect between 11 and 13 others.
Two cases of a new, “more transmissible” COVID-19 variant linked to South Africa have been identified in the UK, the health secretary said.
This comes as more areas in the East, South East and South West of England will be put into tier 4 to combat the growing number of coronavirus cases. The first trucks have started leaving a temporary lorry park in Kent after France reopened its border with the UK. Greater Lincolnshire has seen a steady decease this week in its infection rate – remaining below the national average with only Boston and Lincoln above it.