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Practical generosity

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mcem Sun 15-Mar-20 11:00:02

Cristiano Ronaldo is opening his hotels as hospitals to treat the virus and is footing all bills to run them.
Where are our philanthropists?

welbeck Thu 19-Mar-20 00:12:54

heard on the radio this evening a woman called cath who works as a cook at the london irish centre in camden town.
she said they had to suspend their usual programme of lunch clubs for the elderly, advice sessions, social groups.
she pointed out that the irish were the oldest ethnic group in britain.
then she said that an appeal went out on their website and in 24 hours £25,000 had been raised for their outreach programme.
she said if anyone needed food, because they could not afford it, or access/ find it, they would try to get some to them. didnt have to be irish, and anywhere that they could get to, they would bring it to them. she sounded a londoner.
it was quite moving to hear.
fortunately i dont need it, but if someone on here knows someone who does, within striking distance of camden town, please contact them.

welbeck Thu 19-Mar-20 00:20:32

here is a link to the admirable shopkeeper couple in Stenhousemuir. another inspiring example.

Sarah2010 Thu 19-Mar-20 00:53:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mcem Thu 19-Mar-20 17:35:19

Almost full circle on this thread. I posted about the corner shop couple with their free handwash kits near the start of the thread and soon after about the Dundee tech firm's offer of £50 per employee to shop for vulnerable neighbours.
Keep up, girls!

Missfoodlove Thu 19-Mar-20 18:34:15

I have put a box of books by my gate with a sign for people who are isolating or their friends to help themselves.

maddyone Thu 19-Mar-20 23:21:08

That’s a lovely thing to do Missfoodlove.

rick50 Sat 21-Mar-20 16:58:36

please dont travel its the worse thing you can do. stay indoors hopefully this will pass. check on neighbours especially the elderley. where I live in Liverpool the local opticians is accepting tin food and donating to charitys as food banks are desperate for food. Think about how lucky we are to be alive and donate any food you can to local charites as in my case my local specsavers is accepting all tinned food so if your local to liverpool which I doubt very much, but worth a shot please donate to specsavers liverpool kirkby
god bless and stay safe.x