A community appeal has been launched in Broxtowe to raise funds to support community and mutual aid groups who are helping vulnerable local people get by during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a joint statement, Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE; Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Carr and Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “We have been bowled over by the number of mutual aid groups and volunteers who are working round the clock to help those who are more vulnerable.
The Council has already provided £58,000 to groups across the Borough to help with things like purchasing food for food banks, home deliveries of essential supplies and telephone support for people with Mental Health issues.
We know that many of our residents want to help others in their communities but may not be able to do so in the ways they normally would due to social distancing measures so we have set up the Broxtowe Community Appeal as a way for them to do this.
Anyone who would like to and is able to assist can donate via our Broxtowe Community Appeal donation page at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/broxtowecommunityappeal
Spacehive are waiving their fees during COVID-19 and the Council will cover any other fees associated with the appeal so 100% of the money you donate will go back into the community.
If you need urgent non-medical support, or if you are worried about an elderly or vulnerable neighbour, please get in touch by calling the Nottinghamshire Community Support and Volunteering Hub on 0300 500 8080or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and click on ‘Coronavirus Support Hub.’
There are trained staff on hand to assess your needs and make sure you get the help you need and there is also an online registration form if you want to help volunteer.