The Dorchester on Thames Corona Volunteer Group was set up in the early days of the emergency when it became apparent that this awful virus was going to be a real challenge for us all. It has been set up with the support of the Abbey and the Parish Council, with the sole purpose of offering help to local residents who need it whether they are ill, self-isolating or just plain need help. We have assembled a wonderful group of around 70 volunteer helpers who are now collecting prescriptions, walking dogs, sorting bins and getting shopping for people throughout our community.
Our helpers are an enthusiastic bunch and would love even more work so please don’t hesitate to ask us to help. Our main contact point is Anne Morrow-Andrew, who is available by e-mail or phone in the afternoons, to make sure those in need are helped in whatever way they need it.
Phone: 01865 340007 anytime but preferably between 2 and 4pm
In particular we would encourage residents who have been asked to self isolate or are in an at-risk group to take advantage of the shopping service we offer.
The Coop have been just brilliant in working with us but the shop is a bit tight and social-distancing is a real challenge there and neither the Coop’s team, nor we, want to see our friends and neighbours put at risk by feeling they need to do the shopping themselves. We can do that for you, please, please, please just ask us.
Thank you to all our helpers. And to everyone else, take care of yourselves at this difficult time.
On Behalf of the DoT Corona Volunteer Group
Sue Booys, Rector
Mike Corran, Parish Council Emergency Coordinator Dorchester on Thames
Posted on April 14, 2020 in Events in and around Dorchester