CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19

Wokingham In Need is assisting the Wokingham Hub by contacting local retailers to facilitate the supply of food surpluses and donations directly to the Hub. We thank the companies involved.

We are working directly with and helping to finance the following groups and will continue to do so at this time of national crisis:

  • Wokingham Hub- Emma Cantrell
  • The Grub Club – Claire Revie
  • The Food Bank
Donation to Wokingham Hub and Grub Club Outreach Scheme

We are also under discussion with The Citizen Advice – watch this space.

We continue to be in discussion with The Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH).We have linked a local lady, Penny Edgington with the RBH; Penny has put together a team making blankets for the hospital. WIN will continue to support and help her and her group of dedicated volunteers and will discuss delivery of items should she require assistance.

Penny also supplied blankets for the Homeless and Vulnerable – thank you.

RBH also wanted help with eye masks for nurses and patients to help provide much needed rest in daylight hours. WIN Secretary and co-ordinator Rosemary O’Donnell has secured a team of volunteers who are currently making these eye masks. This team is being supported by another WIN group who are sourcing eye masks from airline companies which is proving very successful.

Thank you team.

In addition Georgina Hustler, owner of Antique Rose in Bush Walk and a prominent member of WIN, has sent hand creams to the RBH. – Thank you Georgie.

We also maintain our ongoing long term relationship and links with Salvation Army and are reacting to any requests for assistance as they come through thus continuing the ethos of WIN in supporting the homeless, needy and vulnerable in the Borough – especially important in current times.

We will continue to support the community.

Go to our Facebook Page at fb.com/wokinghaminneed where you can make donations and also like our page to get updates on our work. Or go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/win-covid19

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER AND WE WILL BE STRONG

www.wokinghaminneed.com email: wokinghaminneed@gmail.com

The inspiration given by her Majesty the Queen’s speech should help us all in these difficult times and beyond. Together as a Community, together as a Borough and together as a Nation we will get through this.

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