November 2020

Curry in a Hurry in Whitchurch

An initiative of a local councillor and community activists to support the elderly, at risk and the lonely plus the GP surgery, ambulance station, police, care homes and NHS workers. Blue Ginger Indian restaurant generously donated curry meals to the community, and kind volunteers from Whitchurch Neighbourcare delivered the meals.

“Whitchurch Neighbourcare undertook to organise delivery of the curries.  Andrea, our co-ordinator, was instrumental in setting up the delivery network and she did an excellent job.  Andrea and I rang round each week to see who would like a curry, following which Andrea would draw up five runs and place an order with the Blue Ginger.

“We were able to recruit 10 people, including Andrea, to deliver approximately 60 meals per week to the elderly, at risk and the lonely element of Whitchurch.  In addition, a further 60 plus meals went to those in the other group.

Altogether, 1311 meals were distributed throughout the town during a period of just over 2 months until the end of June!  The feedback was amazing – recipients were so grateful.” – Linda, Whitchurch Neighbourcare

Andrea delivering curry to hard-working ambulance staff during lockdown

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