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COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Hamper scheme supports Radlett families through pandemic 

 Published on: 18th January 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of volunteers from Radlett has organised a hamper scheme to extend their support to families who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Radlett Churches Together Hamper Scheme helps local families, with many of their children attending the local schools.

The scheme, which started a few years back, has doubled the number of families they are helping as, a result of the pandemic, from 20 to 40.

The scheme delivers a weekly hamper, containing a mix of non-perishable food and fresh food to every family.

Local suppliers are helping with food and the scheme solely relies on donations from members of the local community and beyond.

Speaking to RadlettNews, one of the volunteers, Cath Parkinson, said: “The aim was initially just to give families support throughout the summer holidays and easter, but the pandemic has really had an effect on families, and we decided in March to do this on a weekly basis up until the schools reopened in September.

“The community have been so supportive and we’re so grateful to them. We wouldn’t be able to continue to support the families without the help of donations, whether that be financial or giving food.”

To support the group, you can call Cath for more information on volunteering on 07766750453, or if you would like to donate, here are the following details: 

Account name: Churches Together (In Radlett & Aldenham)

Account number:  00816213 Sort Code: 207409 

Non-perishable food donations should be dropped off at St John’s Church, Gills Hill Lane in Radlett on Mondays between 7.30am and 10am.

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