Make a small gesture
If you haven’t done so already, perhaps you could reach out to an elderly neighbour with a simple knock at their door to check they’re OK. For other ways to help, see Kent Community Foundation’s winter campaign.
Raise funds for your favourite charity
Most charities’ incomes have been severely affected by the pandemic, as fundraising events have been cancelled and charity shops were forced to close. But everyone can do their bit to help support them throughout 2021… Perhaps have a spring clean, sell some of your unwanted goods online and then gift the proceeds. Why not pledge to do your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk and select the charity of your choice to benefit from the donations on your spending. Or you could organise a fundraiser at home – one of our befrienders did just that, and raised a whopping £1285 with her Christmas Eve exercise extravaganza!
We hope these suggestions have inspired you to take action and reach out to help others. If you have any other ideas or stories of how you’ve helped, we would love to hear from you.
In the meantime we’ll leave you with some useful resources below, including details of where you can now go for regular Covid testing even if you don’t have symptoms.
With best wishes from the team at AVC