THANKS TO THE MEDIA!
The change from bad news to unique community stories has been inspirational, and well done the media and Wales on Line for the brilliant article on ‘Rhondda ruling lockdown’. Pentre are in the Guardian – showing how people cope under incredibly difficult circumstances with first the terrible flooding and now having to survive through Covid-19. My particular favourites though are Rhondda Radio and GTFM, local radio is so important in bringing the community together.
NEIGHBOURLY COMMUNITY FUND
We are accepting applications from charities and community groups that have joined Neighbourly and are actively supporting communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak. To apply, fill in the short application form linked below. We have already received a high number of applications and we are processing these as quickly as we can. We will update as soon as possible. Please visit: NeighbourlyCommunityFund
FOOD ESSENTIALS IN RCT DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
From butchers to bakers, pubs and greengrocers, the businesses in our valleys have stepped up. Please visit Food Essentials RCT
ALL THE BRILLIANT WAYS THAT RHONDDA IS RULING LOCKDOWN LIFE
From volunteers and free meals, the local DJs broadcasting from home, streets coming together weekly for singing, dancing and clapping and fundraising aplenty, Rhondda is rocking this lockdown – with most people adhering to the vital social distancing, of course! A fantastic mowing session up at Penrhys showed the love and appreciation for the NHS workers and can be seen from aeroplanes and helicopters that fly over the valleys. Penrhys resident Luke Belmont took around two hours to write the letters, then went back and added the rainbow before capturing the the scene with his drone. Please read this brilliant article, visit Brilliant Rhondda Ruling Lockdown
‘HORRENDOUS’: PENTRE RESIDENTS ENDURE LOCKDOWN IN FLOOD-HIT HOMES: GUARDIAN
Two months after storms battered South Wales, many are trapped in damp and damaged homes in Lewis Street, Pentre. Flood-hit-homes-coronavirus
HOW ARE YOU DOING?
Public Health Wales work continues on the development of a Well-being campaign so please do get in touch if you’re interested in working together to ensure that those with additional needs or requirements are able to access this information in a way that is relevant and accessible to them. Resources for the campaign can be found here.
The new childhood immunisation campaign encourages parents/carers to ensure their child/children are protected from preventable diseases. There is a concern that fewer people are attending these vital appointments so you’re help in getting this message to the people who need it would be greatly appreciated. Please retweet here.
Working together we will get through it, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Take care and keep safe,