Helping at the Southdene Commo
The Covid viruses has had a huge effect on my physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, especially with the restrictions put in place. I wasn’t able to do everyday tasks and it felt like my rights and freedom had been taken away, such as meeting up with my family and friends, and especially not being able to spend quality time with my grandchildren. I missed their hugs and kisses.
Although there were times I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to do, there was still some times when it wasn’t all doom and gloom. I was able to help others. By giving my support and helping in our local community centre, the Southdene community centre.
I help our vulnerable people and families by preparing and batching up meals, and making up and delivering food hampers. A lot of families were affected financially by the virus. People were not able to go to work to put food on their table and pay the bills. So this had a positive effect on people in our local area.
This lifted my spirits up knowing I was doing something meaningful for the people in my local community. It was also uplifting to see the people in our local area pulling their weight and all coming together as a community. I hope this continues in the future.
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