Residents in Hucknall have already started to rally around those in most in need during the Coronavirus outbreak.
A Hucknall based Coronavirus community support group, led by local resident Kate Edwards, already has over 1,500 people offering their help to local elderly and vulnerable residents.
They will help those most in need with urgent supplies, shopping, picking up medications or even just being a friend at the end of the phone.
Volunteers are being coordinated road by road, street by street so that they can maximize the impact and help as many of the elderly and vulnerable access Hucknall as possible.
Nottingham Printing LTD has also offered to supply the group with leaflets to distribute in order to raise awareness of the group.
Kate Edwards, a local entrepreneur, and owner of Another Mother told the Nottingham Times; “Thousands of forms are currently being printed and we are coordinating efforts for volunteers to each adopt a road in Hucknall.
“They will then post the form through the door of each house on their street, sharing their contact details, and be on-hand to those most in need during the worst of the outbreak (we recognise this could be months) to help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, dog walking, etc.”
“We are also working with Hucknall Food Bank to ensure that their supplies remain intact with the supplies they need most.
Adding the group is working “in conversation with Ashfield District Council who have been contacted directly and we are following governmental advice via www.nhs.co.uk/coronavirus.
“Volunteers will NOT be entering the buildings of the vulnerable and can leave things on the doorstep. Some of our Volunteers have offered to take phone numbers to call isolated members of our society to ensure they don’t feel alone during this crisis”
Lauren Mitchell, a local Labour Councillor and member of the group also commented; “It is so good to see the community pulling together to help each other out. It makes me feel incredibly proud of Hucknall.
“In times like these, we all need to do what we can to look after one another, and our town is doing just that.
Those in the area wanting to contribute or needing assistance can join the group here.