Business Owner Volunteers Time
Just as the Government announced that the most vulnerable should stay at home and self-isolate for their own protection and the travel, events and hospitality industry was being affected by cancellations and postponements due to Covid-19, Warwickshire business owner Kathryn Clarke of Hello Hospitality saw a call for local volunteers and registered as a volunteer.
The Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council advertised for volunteers after taking the lead in providing support to residents during the coronavirus outbreak, organising a team of volunteers to deliver vital supplies to the elderly, vulnerable and housebound.
Volunteers recruited by the council work to deliver supplies from Budgens in the village to those who need help. Safety being paramount, there will be no face to face contact and no money will change hands – the deliveries will be left at the door. The service is available to help all those over 70 to ensure they can stay home, self-isolate and stay well.
Kathryn Clarke says, “Bidford-on-Avon has been my home for 15 years and I’m always amazed at the great community spirit in the village. It’s a privilege to live and work here and when our hospitality work started to go quiet due to the Covid-19 outbreak and I saw the Parish Council’s call for volunteers, it was an honour to help the cause and dedicate my time where able.
It would not be possible to deliver this service without the team effort of the Parish Council, Budgens and all of the amazing volunteers.
I felt I needed to do something to support the superbly brave key workers who have to face the fear of this virus every day and to help those most vulnerable in society to stay home and stay safe to protect themselves, others and the NHS.”