Richmond upon Thames has an exceptional volunteering community and it is no surprise that community groups and residents across the borough are offering their support in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Non-perishable food and essentials needed urgently
Businesses and residents are urged to help some of the borough's older and most vulnerable residents.
Donations will then be delivered via a trustworthy network of third sector staff members and DBS checked volunteers.
Non-perishable donations needed: tinned soup, fruit and vegetables, tinned meat and fish, powdered milk, rice, pasta and sauces, cereals, biscuits, crisps, toilet rolls and personal care items for example: baby wipes, incontinence pads and cleaning products.
Donations accepted from 9am - 2pm until further notice at:
Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Arragon Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 3NH.
This is being coordinated by Age UK and others from the CILS partnership
To sign up to help your community please register with Richmond CVS , you will then be partnered with key groups who will allocate you to volunteering tasks.
These may include:
- shopping for and/or delivery of food/supplies/prescriptions,
- walking dogs for those self-isolating
- talking to those at risk of loneliness
- Supporting with critical transport needs
- Helping with digital skills coaching
Other ways of helping include:
- Donating to food banks
- Donating money to registered charities who are supporting the vulnerable and isolated
- Responsible social-distancing and self-isolation
- Avoiding panic buying groceries and leaving those who are vulnerable without basic items
If you are an individual, or business with staff who are interested in helping, we would encourage you to sign up with Richmond upon Thames’ official volunteering database with Richmond CVS.
Other places for information:
- NHS coronavirus information
- GOV.UK coronavirus: what you need to do
- London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames health protection information on Coronavirus
- London Borough of Richmond upon Thames- coronavirus community hub
- World Health Organization: coronavirus myth busters
- GOV.UK foreign travel advice
If you have any further questions or concerns you can contact us by the details below and we will work to find you an answer.