Swanton Morley Parish Council was awarded funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation through the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to support the Swanton Morley COVID-19 Volunteer Response Team.
Brenda is one of the team of Breckland Community Support Volunteers, and is visiting vulnerable residents in and around Dereham as part of the Breckland Covid-19 response. She's passionate about helping those in need, and already heavily involved in the Covid-19 response in the Swanton Morley, Hoe and Worthing villages.
Brenda is also the Vice-Chair of Swanton Morley Parish Council and Volunteer Coordinator. She said "This project was set up to address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our community. To bring together 30 enthusiastic volunteers from the Villages of Swanton Morley, Hoe and Worthing, to coordinate their efforts and to respond to the needs of the parishioners.”
The initiative is supported by Swanton Morley Parish Council and the Hoe and Worthing Parish Meeting Chairman, and is doing a great job of keeping people connected and supported.
Brenda continued: “We are there to help the vulnerable, those in self-isolation or those shielding following government advice. We will pick up a weekly shop or urgent supplies, post mail, take prescriptions and collect medication, walk your dog or just have a friendly chat over the phone.
The support and dedication of the volunteers, and the village shops, in helping our community is invaluable."