***** 2000 *****

Daily Summary

It has been an exciting day as we now have cracked the 2000 milestone, with 6 requests coming in. However, bizarrely for whatever reason, they were all miscellaneous, but it doesn’t matter.

As is customary when a milestone is reached, I provide you with the current statistics, so here goes:

Since Monday 23rd March 2020, 312 days ago, 2001 requests for assistance have been successfully responded to. The breakdown of which looks like this:

486 – Number of prescriptions collected and delivered to residents in Branston and surrounding villages.
359 – Number of shopping tasks completed.
440 – Number of miscellaneous tasks completed covering a wide range of requests. Too numerous to list but includes gardening, fixing glasses, fixing phones, fixing door bells, tip trips, light cleaning, paying bills, dog walking etc etc
487 – Number of welfare calls, visits and related tasks completed.
216 – Number of Food Boxes distributed to residents in Branston plus 11 other communities.
(This figure does not include the 100+ Christmas hampers that were distributed in December).
13 – Number of times residents have been accompanied on hospital or Doctors appointments.
220+ – Number of residents assisted.
6.4 – Average daily number of requests.
12 – Number of communities assisted outside of Branston.
58 – Number of currently listed active volunteers (Peaked at 78 active – 117 in total)
19 – Number of volunteers who have been Food Bank Managers.
35 – Total number of organisations etc with whom relationships have been formed.
9 – Local radio broadcasts (BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincoln City Radio)
8 – Number of active volunteers from surrounding communities who joined the Group.
113 – Lowest monthly total (Sep 20)
247 – The previous highest monthly total in November 2020.

(To date in January 2021, we’ve significantly beaten and we’re currently at 291 ! and of course we’ve still got three days left. I’m sure we’ll break 300 which will be a new monthly record – quite amazing, I’m sure you’ll agree).

I hope that you’ve found this interesting, if there’s anything I’ve missed and you’d like to know about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – it’s all about the Community and Community Engagement.

Finally, none of this could have been achieved without the dedicated commitment of the volunteers, those who have kindly donated food and cash and all of the supporting organisations and businesses. You’re made life a little bit more safer and bearable for a lot of people, and potentially saved lives. To all of of you, a huge thank you.

Take care and Stay safe.

Thank you for your continuing support – BCG Committee: Andy, Jim, Linda, Liam, Joseph, Jonathan, Sharon and Kev. 👍🏻

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