Mutual Aid Update

Friday, 12 June 2020 17:55

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.