Chiswick COVID-19 Group Engages The Community
The Chiswick COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group has now gained nearly 1300 followers on Facebook and has more on their WhatsApp group.
The group offers a platform for local residents to ask for and offer help. It was started by local resident Philippa Griffin. Philippa is keen to point out that the group has a non-heirarchical structure. It’s really a self-perpetuating group, based on the residents offering free help and support to each other.
Local resident and actress Daisy Fletcher is one of many volunteers. Daisy said that becoming a volunteer had really helped her to deal with the current crisis.
Lorna Ko spoke via video link to Philippa and Daisy.
Support for NHS Staff
Chiswick Mutual Aid is collecting food and toiletries for the Imperial Health Charity’s COVID-19 appeal. The items will be delivered to local hospitals and distributed to staff.
Most needed are
- sealed non perishable food eg pasta, rice, biscuits (but no nuts or home prepared foods please)
- hand cream (small containers with pumps), hand sanitiser, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, hairbands/pins, dry shampoo, face wash
- cardboard boxes for transportation
Items are being collected at St Michael’s Centre next door to the Church in Elmwood Road. 1-5pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April
How to join
If you’d like to join the Chiswick COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group you can find their Facebook page HERE
You can email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org