COVID-19: How you can help
In these times, it is important for all of us to join in as one for the safety of our communities. Many of you have been asking how you can help, so we have rounded up some of the ways you can get involved to help support your local Battersea, Wandsworth, Nine Elms and wider London initiatives.
Nine Elms is coming togther as a community with the #hopeinnineelms. All you need to do is think of your Message of Hope, create it on a piece of paper or card, decorate it and send it to them over at this site. You can also load it on your social media accounts with the # to help share the love.
Age UK Wandsworth Coronavirus Shopping Support Campaign - Support your neighbours by identifying those in need, donate essential food and household items, donate money to their Coronavirus Shopping Support Fund, or join their befriending service to help vulnerable people feel less isolated.
Battersea Coronavirus Angels - Volunteer to be a Coronavirus Angel and help provide practical support or a listening ear.
Battersea Covid-19 Mutual Aid - A Facebook group for Battersea residents looking for ways to help elderly, disabled and/or immunocompromised people access food and complete errands etc.
FareShare - The UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations, who distributes to charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Visit their website for information on how to volunteer and donate.
Funds for Freelancers - The Turbine Theatre's Paul Taylor-Mills has set up a JustGiving page to raise money for freelancers actors, creatives, and ushers working in theatre.
Good Samaritans - It is important to remember that the coronavirus outbreak is affecting many people's mental health, whether it's affecting their physical health or not. Volunteer for Samaritans and be there for people who desperately need someone.
Help feed NHS workers - The aim is to raise £1,000,000 to Help feed NHS workers one hot healthy meal each day. Starting in the hardest hit London hospitals, then going National.
National Emergencies Trust - The National Emergencies Trust is launching a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.
NHS Pensions Death In Service Petition - A petition has been proposed that all front line NHS staff and care workers, who lose their lives through catching Covid -19 as a consequence of treating patients with the virus should receive a death-in-service pension as though they had worked until retirement age.
Wandsworth Foodbank - Please help Wandsworth Foodbank to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.
Waste Not Want Not Battersea - Waste Not Want Not is a project in Battersea which collects surplus food from nearby markets and distributes it through local community and youth centres. In order to help distribute the food, they need your help.