5th June 2020 | News in your area

Chiddingfold Bonfire Association

The group of about 40 village volunteers who make-up the Chiddingfold Bonfire Association have worked selflessly throughout the coronavirus crisis to support those in need in this rural community, especially more elderly and vulnerable residents. Each Saturday these volunteers support the village’s Roberts Stores (Monica and Amit), working in three shifts to collect all the orders for vulnerable villagers who are self-isolating and delivering them to homes around Chiddingfold. On Wednesdays the volunteers operate a ‘drive thru’ collection service from the Catholic Church, enabling Farncombe Fresh Foods (FFF) to provide an online/phone fresh food ordering service for the village. Orders are placed Thurs-Mon and FFF bring them in one delivery; villagers have time slots to drive in, and the Association’s volunteers load the order in to their car – all safe and socially distanced. For any villagers unable to leave home, volunteers deliver personally. Both schemes have proved very popular, helping between 60-80 households per week, as well as keeping up trade for local businesses. Without doubt, these enthusiastic volunteers have immeasurably enhance the sense of community connectivity in Chiddingfold throughout the pandemic.

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