So many people have found the pandemic tough and isolation and loneliness have been a very real problem. This is why we wanted to take some time this month to highlight the incredible work carried out by all of the volunteers at Shirley Neighbourhood Care Scheme.
Shirley Neighbourhood Care Scheme (SNC) is a registered charity that was founded in the 1970s by the Churches Together in Shirley in Croydon. They help local elders avoid loneliness and isolation by offering weekly lunch clubs, outings, a film club and a befriending service, as well as helping with general day to day errands such as a weekly shopping bus to supermarkets and transport to medical appointments.
This service is run entirely by volunteers and has been running continuously throughout the pandemic ensuring that local residents have been able to get their food shopping, get to medical appointments and perhaps most importantly, still had someone to talk to whilst isolating at home.
Charities like Shirley Neighbourhood Care Scheme hold a special place in our hearts as you won't have heard of them until you have had to use their services and therefore often miss out on vital funding.
As always 10% of our profits will be going to help them continue supporting the community with their incredible work!
If you have a charity you would like us to support, please get in touch
and let us know!