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Here to Help: Delivery volunteers needed in Dereham

PUBLISHED: 14:33 24 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:33 24 March 2020

Dereham Cares is in need of volunteers. Picture Tom Merton/Getty Images

Dereham Cares is in need of volunteers. Picture Tom Merton/Getty Images

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Vulnerable residents in Dereham are being supported through a council derived delivery service.

Councillor Alison Webb of Breckland Council. Picture: Keith MindhamCouncillor Alison Webb of Breckland Council. Picture: Keith Mindham

Breckland councillor Alison Webb, the executive member for health and housing alongside councillor Philip Duigan and Hilary Bushell, have set-up Dereham Cares.

It aims to support community hubs, created by the government, by arranging deliveries of groceries and medicines to those in need.

Volunteers are needed in the Dereham and Toftwood area to help identify people at risk, collect and deliver prescriptions, co-ordinate other volunteers and to make deliveries to doorsteps.

Ms Webb said: “It’s so important that in these uncertain and worrying times we do what we can to help those most in need, particularly those who may not have family or friends locally to help them.

“We don’t yet know exactly what will be required of us, but I know that many people want to help in this terrible situation.”

For more information or to register as a volunteer go to aboutdereham.org/dereham-volunteers.

Join the Here to Help Facebook Community here.

If you are doing something to help in your community, email marc.betts@archant.co.uk

For updates visit our Coronavirus Facebook page.


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