Things picked up today with 10 requests for assistance coming in. They came in the shape of:

3 x Welfare
3 x Food Box delivery
3 x Miscellaneous &
1 x Shopping trip

Branston All Saints Food Bank 
Thank you for the cash and food donations that were kindly made today, it is greatly appreciated.

Festive Period – Opening Hours
Monday 28 December to Thursday 31 December – 1000-1100 hrs
Normal service resumes: Monday 4 – 8 January 2021 – 1000-1100 hrs

Outside these times, assistance is available by simply calling the Branston Community Helpline on 07395 906220

Food Bank – Most Wanted List
If you would like to donate or are considering donating to the Food Bank, the following items are in short supply and would be greatly appreciated:
Instant coffee
Sugar
Tomato ketchup
Apple juice
Orange juice
Biscuits
Tinned hotdogs

Guess the number of requests
You’ve only got 2 days to enter this free competition to attempt to win either a £50 Amazon Voucher or cash ? Without giving too much away, there are only three in the running, and to be honest they aren’t very close. The majority of the guesses have been superseded – I look forward to receiving your guesses….
Take care and Stay Safe – Andy, Jim & Linda 👍

Latest Lincolnshire Covid-19 News
There have been 422 new coronavirus cases and 12 COVID-related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday 29th December:
The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 342 new cases in Lincolnshire, 56 in North Lincolnshire and 24 in North East Lincolnshire. North Lincolnshire has now surpassed 6,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.
On Tuesday, 11 deaths were registered in Lincolnshire and one in North East Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.
NHS England reported 12 new local hospital deaths on Tuesday, including 11 at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and one at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
On Tuesday, national cases increased by 53,135 to 2,382,865 while deaths rose by 414 to 71,567, once again seen the highest daily case increase since the pandemic began.
In local news, six out of nine Lincolnshire districts have dropped down infection rate rankings after Christmas as national cases have spiked.
Lincoln and Boston were among the areas with the highest UK infection rates at the beginning of December, but are now out of the top 100 nationally.
“Decisive” national action is needed to tackle the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a “catastrophe” in the new year, a scientist advising the government has said.
Health workers are said to be “back in the eye of the storm” as coronavirus cases continue to rise according to NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens.
This comes as there are now more COVID patients in hospitals than there were in April. However, Nightingale hospitals are still empty.
Members of the armed forces are to give remote support to secondary schools and colleges in England setting up mass COVID testing as the new term starts.
Here’s Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rate up to December 28 according to the government’s dashboard:
Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rate from Dec 21 to Dec 28. | Data: GOV UK / Table: The Lincolnite

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