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SUPPORT GROUP: Communities come together to help neighbours affected by coronavirus

 Published on: 3rd June 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Coronavirus Community Help for Northwood, Ruislip, Oxhey and Pinner (CCH) are continuing to help vulnerable people and responding to people’s worries about the elderly in their areas.

Many wanted to show their appreciation for people working in the NHS, the care sector and other key workers, but most importantly they wanted to do something so that people didn’t feel alone during the challenges of coronavirus.

CCH was born as a response to these concerns and is a grassroots, volunteer-led community-based mutual aid group.

They are working to help anyone who has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the local area.

It now covers Hatch End, Pinner, Northwood Hills, Northwood, Eastbury & Moor Park, Oxhey and Carpenders Park, Ruislip, and Eastcote. 

CCH has 1,000 supporters and just under 100 active volunteers who are there to help with shopping, walking dogs, prescription collections and talking on the phone.

CCH volunteers have also been making connections with many organisations and groups in their local areas to tap the enthusiasm of volunteers and the desire to help.

In doing so, they’ve gone beyond their original remit to help fill emergency food boxes by sending over 20 carloads of food to Three Rivers District Council, the Hillingdon Foodbank and the Holywell Food Hub through a food drop-off centre in Eastbury and Moor Park.

They have also provided staff and patients at Harefield Hospital, Watford New Hope Trust, Michael Sobell Peace Hospice, Northwick Day Services in Oxhey and the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre with donations of requested items.

Rozmin, a local resident who has been helped by the group said: “I would like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest gratitude to the volunteers in the community who assisted us with our shopping when we were in isolation.

“We were very inspired by their willingness to help and the whole experience was very heartening. Thank you so much.”

If possible, CCH would like to continue helping residents and keep on building community relationships way beyond the current coronavirus pandemic.

If you have an idea, would like to help or would like to request support, please contact the group by calling 01923 751076, emailing help@cchnpr.zendesk.com, or completing a simple webform at tinyurl.com/CCH-Help

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