The Magpies Community Care Helpline was recently formed when the COVID-19 crisis in the UK worsened. The Helpline has the health and well-being of our community, our friends, our family and our neighbours at heart and has already received dozens of calls from the vulnerable and the elderly since it was inaugurated.
The scheme aims to support those struggling with day-to-day tasks that they are currently unable to fulfil whilst in self isolation, with a priority to support the elderly and the most vulnerable. Whether this is shopping for essential supplies, picking up prescriptions or dog-walking, the Magpies Community Care Helpline wants to help. Our aim is to ensure the safety of all needing help by providing support through a network of DBS checked volunteers.
Thanks must be given to more than forty volunteers who have signed up to operate the phone lines and also to run those important errands, as well as to one of the principle partners of the club Equity Networks who have generously assisted with the provision of the telecommunications software.
MUFC CEO Jon Adams recently spoke with FC Business Magazine and stated that “The big benefit we think we bring in a situation like this is trust”. With our DBS-checked volunteers coming from a mixture of backgrounds such as the likes of Magpies In The Community, Maidenhead United Juniors FC, Maidenhead Rugby Club, SMILE and many other locally recognised organisations, the Helpline initiative is already out there, safely making a difference in our Community.
If you are in need of help or can identify a friend, neighbour or loved one who may require assistance, please call our new Community Help Helpline on 01628 367875. Equally if you feel that you may be able to assist and join our network of volunteers throughout the Royal Borough and hold a valid DBS check please get in touch with us.
You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the hotline on 01628 367875.
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