Alford’s team of volunteers keep up the good work

This month has seen the 1000th prescription and practical support request carried out by the volunteers at the Alford Hub.

Alford Hub volunteers: Andrew Hill, Kevin Pryke and Claire Titterton.

The Alford Hub was set up by Lynnette Pryke in March, and now has around 90 active volunteers supporting the town and a six mile radius.

Kevin Pryke, Logistics Team Coordinator, explained. “The Logistics and Practical Support team have been a credit to our community.

“Changing lives, by simply being there in their time of need, whether it be by delivering a prescription or catching a stray mouse, the team are always there.”

“Claire and Andrew were amongst the first people to volunteer back in March, and their commitment to Alford Hub has been amazing.”

The Alford Hub offers many services including a befriending team, Covid-19 isolation support, school uniform bank, hospital discharge team, crisis response team, information signposting, and a virtual online community centre, including virtual toddler sessions, and virtual knit and natter sessions.

Sessions can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/groups/alfordhub.

Alford Hub also runs a free online newspaper at www.alford-chronicle.co.uk, with members of the public being encouraged to submit articles.

This is intended to help people to feel part of a team and break up days of isolation.

Visit the Hub’s Facebook page for further information.