Volunteers deliver 1,000 wellbeing packs to isolated people
published on 6 Jul 2020
Volunteers at the Salvation Army in Shotts, near Glasgow, have delivered just under a thousand wellbeing packs to support isolated and vulnerable people during lockdown.
The packs include a bar of anti-bacterial soap, teabags and biscuits and are designed to remind people that someone cares about them during this difficult time.
Lieutenant Amy-Jo Battersby and her team at the community church on Southfield Crescent, have handed out close to a thousand wellbeing packs and say they have been overwhelmed by the response from the community.
Amy-Jo said: “Our wellbeing packs are free and are designed to keep you safe with anti-bacterial soap kindly donated to us, wrapped by our volunteers under strict social distancing guidelines and come with biscuits and tea for you to enjoy a brew.
“We have a great community in Shotts but some of our neighbours are also among some of the most isolated, with very limited transport or access to shops. They are predominantly older and many have underlying health conditions.
Amy-Jo added: “The response has been amazing and people say they really appreciate the thought.
“We have an amazing team of volunteers and I’d like to say a thank you to them, especially the young people who have been enjoying a game of chap-door-runaway while they go around with their parents dropping off the packs.”