I was listening to the radio this morning about Captain John and his 100 mile walk around his garden for the NHS to coincide with his 100th birthday. His original £1,000 target was surpassed when he was interviewed on Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2 and his daughter was interviewed on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Breakfast Show this morning and the total has now soared to over £5 million – how amazing is that?
Three and a bit weeks into the lockdown and the networking and support between us has been really, really good and we need to keep this up.
BUT, can we now do something for others in our community? Ange has offered to cook and deliver a portion (or two portions) of Lasagne for delivery on Sunday for £1.50 for any of the members who would like one. If you don’t want one, is there a(n) NHS worker in your road that might like a portion of home cooked food once a week?
Do you know anyone in a local care home? Can we do anything to help them? My sister-in-law in North Yorkshire is involved in a scheme for making drawstring bags into which medical scrubs can be ‘stuffed’ (for want of a better word) after a shift, then the whole bag goes into the washing machine. I spoke to a consultant paediatrician I know and she said at the hospitals the scrubs are taken on and off and washed at the hospital but she thought local care homes might find them useful. Have you got a sewing machine? If I get dimensions, is this something some of you could do? There might be some curtains in the club shop that could be cut up. Please give me some feedback on this and any other suggestions.
We can always invite NHS and key workers down to enjoy an Open Day at the club when lockdown is lifted, but is there anything practical we can do to help them now? We are helping considerably by Staying in, Staying Safe and Saving the NHS, so that is excellent. I think maybe we could help further?
Please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
PS Don’t forget to phone-a-friend-a-day and wash those hands – Happy Birthday ……!