‘We’re ready to help Rasen’s at risk residents’

Volunteers from the Market Rasen Action Group (MRAG) have delivered a reassuring message as the country once again goes into lockdown in a bid to curb Covid-19.

Since the first lockdown last March, volunteers have been supporting the community as required, but now, once again, they will be stepping up that support.

MRAG chairman Julie Lambie said: “We have our volunteers in place and are ready to help those who, once again, will have to shield, particularly those residents who have no one who can help them out.

“In a nutshell, we are ready for our vulnerable residents just like before.”

At the height of the pandemic last April, the group was receiving around 30 calls a day from people asking for help with shopping or picking up prescriptions.

At that time, Julie praised the community for coming together and supporting each other, now she knows that support will continue.

She said: “Our community is amazing - volunteers, our local businesses, everyone. We are all in this together 
and we will get through it again.”

Anyone, who would like to volunteer with MRAG, particularly those with a DBS certificate, should email [email protected] or contact them through the Market Rasen Action Group News Facebook page.

To request help, contact MRAG on 07853 216461.

Help and advice is also available by contacting Councillor Stephen Bunney, chairman of Market Rasen Town Partnership, on 07506 188570.

The town’s foodbanks continue to operate.

New Life Food Bank is open on a daily basis and can be contacted on 01673 849941 or via www.marketrasennew lifechurch.co.uk

Market Rasen Salvation Army food bank can be contacted on 01673 842859.

The Friendship Line, operated through the Town Partnership, is for anyone who feels isolated at this time.

For more information, contact Councillor Jo Pilley on 07890 410240.