Mutual Aid Update
Friday, 12 June 2020 16:55
Mutual Aid Egham and Englefield Green continues to assist some of those people most
affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
One scheme is “Lockdown Babies” - there are always big challenges for new parents
to face, as well as welcome joys, and “Lockdown Babies” aims to provide help with free
meals and gifts. It also offers a telephone buddy system to those who feel they would
benefit from that. Please contact 07526 360704 for further information.
“Lockdown Birthdays” is another scheme which has been launched recently and is
currently being run by two of the many volunteers who are part of Mutual Aid. There
are a variety of birthday gifts on offer including IT help for those who on their birthday
would like to make virtual contact with loved ones but do not have the skills and/or the
equipment to do so. Other gifts include balloons and banners to decorate the homes of
those celebrating a birthday. And if you are a walker you may find some decorations
and birthday greetings have been placed along your route on your special day!
And then there is “Lockdown Library” (as reported in our Email Alert of 11th May).
Libraries remain currently closed and some people are especially missing the company
of a good read. The United Church of Egham has literally hundreds of books that have
been in quarantine for most of these last few weeks so can be safely delivered to a
reader on request. There is no time limit on how long the book can be kept but when
it is no longer needed it can be returned to quarantine. Already this service is proving
popular in helping to ease some of the inevitable frustration that goes with lockdown.
A reminder that if you wish to request help from Mutual Aid you can do so either via
the RBC triage line 01932 838383, who then email through to our relevant teams, or
you can contact them directly on 07526 360704. Shopping, prescription collection,
dog walking and telephone contact remain among the very many facilities still on offer.