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Spalding COVID Kindness Team is returning to offer support during Lockdown 3

A team of volunteers who joined together during the first national lockdown has returned to offer support to those who need it the most.

The committee behind the Spalding COVID Kindness Team has brought the group back into action after receiving a number of calls following the announcement that the country was to enter another strict lockdown.

Founder Keira Williamson says that the team will be offering support from Friday through their phone line.

The Spalding COVID Kindness Team. Photo taken by Sally Lucy. (43852512)
The Spalding COVID Kindness Team. Photo taken by Sally Lucy. (43852512)

She said: “We have five people who will be manning the main phone line to begin with.

“We just don’t know how much need there is yet but it is clear that there are people out there who do need our help and following the announcement we started to get calls from people who needed support.

“It all happened so quickly, but the committee spoke on Tuesday morning and decided it was right to bring the team back as it’s vital to look after each other.

“This time we will not be on the same scale as the first time round, and we won’t be offering the care packages as we did before, but we already have a really good group of volunteers who are ready to help.”

The team will be offering support with essential shopping, prescription collections and wellbeing services, with Keira urging anyone who needs to talk to someone to call the phone line.

She said: “We are working with Community Mind Matters and Tonic Health who can offer the support people need. Anyone can give us a call, whether they are elderly, vulnerable or shielding and need help or if it’s someone who just needs to talk with someone else.

“There are loads of people there ready and waiting to help.”

To contact the team, please call 01775 302103

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