Coronavirus – Help in the Crewe Alex Community

Coronavirus – Help in the Crewe Alex Community

An update from The Railwaymen Supporters Society on what could help you within the Crewe Alexandra Community and how you could help others.

Dear Members

It seems an age since we last met to watch The Alex play, but football quite rightly must be put on hold whilst we all deal with this health crisis.  The only priority is keeping safe and helping to protect others by following the governments’ advice as the country battles with the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Railwaymen Supporters’ Society would like to remind fans of the following government guidelines which can be found below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

We, as a Society, want to help our Community wherever this might be possible and so far, have identified a few areas where we might be able to help.

Services:

  • Foodbanks – Our local foodbank in Crewe has already seen an increase in demand for its services, but unfortunately donations have decreased. Our members have always given generously to the collections held at the football ground, but these too have obviously had to cease.  If you live locally and are in a position to donate food items with a long shelf life, then please either drop of at St Pauls Centre in Crewe, or there are collection points at Asda Crewe and Morrisons Crewe.  In addition, they have set up a JustGiving page which you can find on their website, https://stpaulscentre.org.uk/.  They are also in need of disposable gloves, sanitiser and cleaning materials as they have to clean each item that comes in, before it goes out again.

  • Cheshire Voluntary Services – We have spoken to Crewe Town Council via CVS and they are looking for volunteers who are just willing to pick up the telephone and talk to someone. They are currently compiling a list of vulnerable people whilst setting up a team to coordinate this, but if you can help please contact them on 01270 763100.
  • NHS – You may have already seen that the government are trying to enlist an army of volunteers to help out.  We understand they have been inundated with offers, but you can register via this link https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS.

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

We also know that many of our members will need help of their own.  We urge anyone to get in touch if they feel isolated, lonely or simply hungry. Also, look around you to see if anyone might need help.  Mental health will be severely tested during this period of social distancing, there is a difference between being alone to being lonely.

The organisations below will also be happy to help:

  • Mind Charity website to find coronavirus updates

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

  • Crewe Samaritans website can be found here

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

  • Wishing Well Project

https://www.wishingwellproject.com/

 

Finally, please stay safe and look after yourselves, remember to look after the more vulnerable people in our society where possible, you really wouldn’t believe the difference a simple phone call can make to people’s life’s at this time.

 

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