How is your community pulling together to support one another?

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Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

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    Gus Cairns My Lockdown Story

    by Gus Cairns, 12 months ago

    Lockdown has been a nightmare for me . I have been almost on my own for 8 weeks . Only doing Courses has kept me sane . The only People I actually see are those bringing my shopping and my prescriptions no one else comes for a distancing chat at my front door . Got a water infection now waiting for a telephone appointment with my GP practice , Just had it sending Prescription to my Chemist for antibiotics now . Drinking plenty of water to flush it out so I will be back to normal . I am also... Continue reading

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    Kindness is Contagious

    by Pamela, 12 months ago

    We are Pamela and Joanne and we launched our new business, Apollo Care Chester home care services, a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak, little did we know that what was waiting around the corner for us!

    So whilst waiting for our CQC Registration to enable us to provide care we looked at how we could help the local community in a time of crisis.

    We looked at the support available to the local residents surrounding our office in Mollington and discovered that they had nothing in place at this time, so we initiated our own voluntary service by posting... Continue reading

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    EveryBody Disability Dance Online

    by Cheshire Dance, 12 months ago

    EveryBody Dance Online

    Cheshire Dance invites those living with disabilities – including those with PMLD and those with complex need – and their families/carers to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. This session takes place via Zoom, allowing participants to dance and interact with others in real time, together!

    Join our socially distanced online class and take part from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday at 11.15am.

    Cost per session only £4.50. Book your space now.

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ip5tY1YrReir7xXCIRnZ5g

    (Starts 3rd June until further notice. For other class types, please visit: www.cheshiredance.org/virtualclasses)

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    Keep on Dancing Online

    by Cheshire Dance, 12 months ago

    Keep on Dancing Online

    Cheshire Dance invites active older adults to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. An energetic dance class for active older ladies and gents who feel confident standing and moving without support, this session takes place via Zoom allowing participants to dance and interact with others in real time, TOGETHER!

    Join our socially distanced online class and take part from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 10.30am.

    Cost per session only £4.50. Book your space now.

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Je2y0DYQT-GLE91bqwhTCw

    (Starts 5th June until further notice. For other class types... Continue reading

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    Live Well Dance Online

    by Cheshire Dance, 12 months ago

    Live Well Dance Online

    Cheshire Dance invites older adults to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. A gentle seated dance and movement class (which is also suitable for people with dementia and their family/carers), this session takes place via Zoom, allowing participants to dance and interact with others in real time, TOGETHER!

    Join our socially distanced online class and take part from the comfort of your own home every Monday at 11am.

    Cost per session only £4.50. Book your space now.

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jEnXQLt6RlSlqelkgDz-JQ

    (Starts 8th June until further notice. For other class types, please... Continue reading

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    Boughton Keep Fit Street Session

    by Jenny Leigh-Smith, 12 months ago

    Every Sunday at 5pm it's Kathy's Keep Fit in our street.

    A trained Fitness Instructor, Kathy leads a 45min aerobic session, with music, to all who want to join in from our street community.

    Keeping a safe distance apart, we follow (the best we can) with jumping jacks, squats, grapevines, spotty dogs and more besides.

    Heart rates are up and it's also lots of fun.

    It's just one of the ways our local street community has come together to share some time, some laughter and raise morale

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    Stay At Home Tarporley - A Community Staying Together

    by Clerk to Tarporley Parish Council , 12 months ago

    The Stay at Home Tarporley Campaign launched by the Tarporley Parish Council sprang into action even before Lock-down was officially announced. Three members of the Council operated a Helpline for 7 days 9am-6pm to support vulnerable and older people. The response to a call for more volunteers overwhelmed The Council and within days 100 volunteers from a small community of around 1600 households were available for duty.

    Now operating a Team Leader shift system, with 21 shifts and around 40 volunteers the Helpline offers a range of services from food and prescription deliveries to a friendly chat. So far nearly... Continue reading

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    Postcards of Hope

    by Primary Care Cheshire CIC, 12 months ago

    Here at Primary Care Cheshire, West Cheshire's GP Federation, we are REALLY proud to be working alongside local schools to create and distribute messages of hope and compassion across the area.

    Children in local schools are creating 'Postcards of Hope' which are then being delivered to local residents and Care Homes.

    If anyone else wishes to become involved in this project please send your Postcards to-

    Primary Care Cheshire CIC

    Unit C11,

    Dover Drive

    Ellesmere Port

    CH65 9BF

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    Local Mum Sets Up Food Bank in Kelsall Village

    by Kelsall Food Bank, 12 months ago

    A local mum and teacher has set up the Kelsall Food Bank in direct response to the Covid 19 crisis.

    At the beginning of the crisis she joined a team of volunteers that were organised and deployed to help those members of Kelsall who are self-isolating or who are struggling for whatever reason during this difficult time. On her travels, and armed with a bundle of leaflets, she set out to visit 3 streets in Kelsall. This trip was to change everything! Through chatting to one local resident it was clear that they were not going to eat that week... Continue reading

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    3 Golden Hearts

    by emzie84, 12 months ago

    Not long after Christmas i asked both my young sons if we could sort through their old toys - give the good ones they don't use to charity shop etc.... my 5 year old (was 4 at the time) said "but i like my toys so i want to keep them" I told him that he was lucky because he had a nice Christmas and got loads of new gifts, but some children didn't even have heating or a meal let along any gifts.... he then went on to say "OK mum they can have the toys and we can... Continue reading

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