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Volunteers in Cowbit, Moulton, Moulton Chapel, Moulton Seas End and Weston rally to help their communities by becoming Street Ambassadors

More than 70 people have volunteered to join a scheme to help the elderly and vulnerable within their communities during the coronavirus outbreak.

Street Ambassadors have been launched in the Moultons, the Westons and Cowbit to provide vital support by South Holland district councillor Andrew Woolf.

Since putting out a call for help last week, Coun Woolf has been thrilled to receive support from 76 volunteers, with more people are still coming forward.

Street Ambassadors at Moulton Chapel (32354314)
Street Ambassadors at Moulton Chapel (32354314)


The majority of streets in the ward are now covered by a volunteer who will pick up shopping or prescriptions for people who are self-isolating as they are over the age of 70, in a high risk group or are unwell.

Coun Woolf said: "The response from people has been phenomenal and people are still offering to help.

"I am overwhelmed by how kind people are and how willing to help other people they are.

"I cannot thank them enough. Every single one is absolutely brilliant."

The team has also managed to distribute leaflets highlighting this service to around 4,000 homes in Moulton, Moulton Chapel, Moulton Seas End, Cowbit, Weston and Weston Hills.

The telephone number for the ambassador covering that street is included within the leaflet which people in need of help can call.

So far the Street Ambassadors have been undertaking a number of tasks for their community, which includes picking up shopping from a number of village shops, butchers and nearby supermarkets.

Coun Woolf said: "The shops have been amazing. The shops get the orders ready and the ambassadors are an important link in getting the product from the store to the front doors.

"I was talking to Moulton Practice Manager and they are so grateful that this has been set up.

"The way it has evolved, they are being so helpful to their community."

If you would like to take part or need help contact Coun Woolf on 07868 791659.

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