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Here to Help: Where to find support in Wymondham and Attleborough during the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 11:37 20 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:37 20 March 2020

People and businesses in the Wymondham and Attleborough area are going above and beyond to help the area's most vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Archant/Jo Howard/Victoria Pamment

People and businesses in the Wymondham and Attleborough area are going above and beyond to help the area's most vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Archant/Jo Howard/Victoria Pamment

Archant/Jo Howard/Victoria Pamment

We are entering uncertain times and know very little about how the next few months will unfold.

The Bakery and Tony Perkins Butchers are among the Attleborough businesses offering services to those in isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Matthew Usher/Denise BradleyThe Bakery and Tony Perkins Butchers are among the Attleborough businesses offering services to those in isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Matthew Usher/Denise Bradley

But as attempts are made to limit the spread of coronavirus, what’s clear is that some of the most vulnerable in our communities are likely to need support.

Having launched our Here to Help campaign alongside Norfolk County Council, we’re looking to build an army of helpers who can step in and provide that extra help.

There are fears donations to food banks will continue to drop as coronavirus escalates. Picture: ANTONY KELLYThere are fears donations to food banks will continue to drop as coronavirus escalates. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

In Wymondham, Attleborough and the surrounding villages businesses and residents are already going above and beyond to lend a helping hand.

On this page we will collate a list of all those in the area offering additional services, which will be updated continuously in the coming weeks and months.

Businesses in Wymondham are lending a helping hand to those forced to isolate due to coronavirus. Picture: ArchantBusinesses in Wymondham are lending a helping hand to those forced to isolate due to coronavirus. Picture: Archant

We’ve also included Here to Help postcards, which we would love to see people posting through their neighbours’ letterboxes.

For more information or to download cards, click here.

Jo Howard and Victoria Pamment have formed Hingham Helpers to support the elderly and those self-isolating due to coronavirus. Picture: Archant/Jo Howard/Victoria PammentJo Howard and Victoria Pamment have formed Hingham Helpers to support the elderly and those self-isolating due to coronavirus. Picture: Archant/Jo Howard/Victoria Pamment

Here’s what people and places in the Wymondham and Attleborough area are doing to help:

• The Bakery, Attleborough - free delivery

Our Here to Help postcard that can be printed and handed out to those self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.Our Here to Help postcard that can be printed and handed out to those self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Wymondham Doorstep Helpers - collect and delivering essential supplies, call 01508 533933

• Rys Bar and Grill, Attleborough - free delivery of reasonably priced hot meals to those in isolation

• Boots, Hingham - designating 9 - 10am every morning as a shopping time for over-70s

• Taylors Petfoods, Attleborough - free delivery

• Hingham Helpers - offering range of services including shopping, picking up supplies, dog walking. Call Victoria on 07557235117 or Jo on 07895711461.

• Susan’s Work Basket, Attleborough - free delivery to Attleborough and East Harling

• Helping Hands, New Buckenham - group of volunteers in the village offering range of services including shopping, picking up supplies, dog walking, posting mail. Call Alice and Richard on 01953 860136 or email alicecattermole@hotmail.com

• The London Tavern, Attleborough - taking donations of supplies and distributing to those in need

• Little Boutique, Wymondham - free delivery in Wymondham and as far as Attleborough for a spend of £15

• Tony Perkins Butchers, Attleborough - extending delivery service to those in isolation

• Merv’s Hot Bread Kitchen, Wymondham - delivering locally. Call 01953 607118 or 07771996844

• Aldridge Crafts and Gifts, Attleborough - delivering locally

• Hingham Butchers - free delivery within the local area

• Cranks Bicycles, Attleborough - collection and delivery of bikes needing repairs

• Station Bistro, Wymondham - delivery of breakfast, lunch or cakes

• Nuts ‘n’ Bolts, Attleborough - free delivery to those in isolation

• Laura’s Afternoon Tea, Wymondham - delivering locally as usual

• TM Burrows Greengrocers, Wicklewood - home delivery in Attleborough and Wymondham area

• Myhills, Attleborough - free delivery

• Connaught Coffee House, Attleborough - offering help in any way they can

• Angel Cakes Tearoom, New Buckenham - free delivery 11.30am - 1.30pm

• Mrs Beans, Attleborough - free delivery

• Start-studio, Wymondham - delivery of art supplies

• AW Myhill Euronics, Attleborough - free delivery

• Ragged Robin Florist - taking payments over the phone and delivering as normal

• Thing-Me-Bobs, Attleborough - priority shopping time for the elderly, Monday to Saturday 8.30-9am

• Mulbarton MOT and Repair Centre - car collection and drop-off

• Pyjama Drama Mid Norfolk - online club for two to seven year olds from March 30

• The Original Factory Shop, Wymondham - ‘golden hour’ for elderly and vulnerable customers from 8.30-9.30am

If you are doing something to help in your community, email thomas.chapman@archant.co.uk.

For updates on the campaign, join the Here to Help Facebook page.

For the latest on how coronavirus is affecting people in Norfolk and Waveney, join the Norfolk Coronavirus Updates page.

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