Kingswood Safety Net – Ways to Help

Be a Good Neighbour

The most important way you can help during this coronavirus pandemic is to be a good neighbour, especially to those who are older, vulnerable or who need to self-isolate. Within the official restrictions please look out for them, and if you can’t provide what they need yourself then seek help from your local area group (if there is one for your road) or from the Kingswood Safety Net 07310 054159 or kingswoodsafetynet@gmail.com.

Become a Kingswood Safety Net Volunteer

If you would like to help with shopping, medicine collection, Kingswood Village Store deliveries for isolating residents, or in other support roles, then please contact Bob Gunn on 07310 054159 or kingswoodsafetynet@gmail.com and he will add you to the list of KSN Volunteers.

Make Scrubs or Face Masks for Surrey Hospitals and Care Services

If you have some basic sewing skills the group ‘Scrubs for Epsom & St Helier’ would love to hear from you.

Contact them on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/712605792817043/ or else email scrubsforepsomsthelier@gmail.com.

Valerie Evans’ company, Atkins, has a number of 3D printers and is making face masks and visors for Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and local clinics. The raw materials cost about £1 per mask. If you would like to contribute there is a donations page at www.gofundme.com/manage/covid19-3d-printed-face-masks. If you have your own 3D printer and would like to join this initiative please contact Valerie on Valerie.Evans@atkinsglobal.com.

Seeds and Seedlings

You may be in need of seeds and seedlings, or you may have some to spare. Our Kingswood gardening guru Sarah Wilson is setting up a scheme to share seeds and seedlings between Kingswood residents to help us all to carry on gardening during lockdown. Interested? Find out more from Sarah on sarahwilson@doctors.org.uk.

And if you love gardens, lift your spirits by taking Sarah’s virtual tour of her garden at Shieling Garden.

Keep up to date

The Kingswood Village website is the place to go for news on what is happening in Kingswood, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Those residents who are members of the KRA also receive email alerts for important news items, and the KRA is offering 3 months free membership during the current crisis. Contact the KRA Membership Secretary for details.

Charities need your help too

Charities both local and national do amazing work in our community and further afield. The lockdown has eliminated all of their fundraising events at the same time as it has increased, for most of them, their costs. If you can afford it, please consider giving more to the charities you support at this time.

KSN Bulletin 9 – 25/4/2020

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