Wednesday, 22 April 2020 00:00

Help Hub throws mum vital lifeline

Written by  South Norfolk District Council Communications Team
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Help Hub throws mum vital lifeline

South Norfolk and Broadland Help Hub came to the rescue of a local mother desperately in need last week, after she was struggling to feed her young daughter.

The Coronavirus lockdown restrictions had meant mum Anne-Marie Stone was unable to provide food for herself and her 1-year-old daughter Violet, so she called the Council for help.

She said: “I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of the Help Hub. Never did I imagine I would be in a situation, where I couldn't give my 20-month-old daughter a basic necessity - food! The Help Hub was able to supply us with a care package and I was expecting some bread, milk the basics. 

“I was speechless when I saw the amount of groceries which turned up at my door, literally hours later. I could have hugged and kissed the lady who delivered the food. I literally sat down after bringing the food in with my little girl and cried with the relief that we wouldn’t go hungry. I will be eternally grateful for this amazing help, and just wanted to express how grateful I am.”

Council MD Trevor Holden, said: “People, through no fault of their own, are now finding themselves struggling to get necessities, like food, electricity and medication – things we have previously taken for granted. All councils and our partner agencies are working around the clock to help those in need."

The Help Hub is receiving over 500 calls a week and has co-ordinated thousands of volunteer visits with staff going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure people are safe and well. 

Mr Holden added: “Our Help Hub is here for you if you need it, please don’t struggle on alone, give us a call and we will do everything we can to get you the support and help you need.”

If you are a Broadland or South Norfolk resident in need of help, then please call the Help Hub on 01508 533933.

If you would like to join the team of amazing volunteers helping those in need, then please visit the voluntary Norfolk website voluntarynorfolk.org.uk

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 19:25

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