TWO Warrington Wolves’ players were on hand to show support for a new “Helping Hands” Community hub in Culcheth.
The Helping Hands Community Group was founded by Carol Kilgannon and Stephen Murphy to try and help support people who are shielding and in self isolation at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. The new branch at Culcheth takes the total number hubs to 3three, including Orford and Fairfield & Howley which opened its doors earlier this week under the supervision of Lisa Mairs.
Wendy Maisey OBE who runs the Culcheth hub said: “I’ve been working out of the Orford hub for a month or so now since the lock down and seen first-hand the amazing work undertaken in the community. With the extended lockdown, some people are still unable to leave their homes and demand for the essential hampers is greater than ever.
“It seemed the right thing to open a branch in Culcheth to serve the WA3 area and take pressure off the Orford hub. We receive our referrals mostly from people within the community who are concerned about a neighbour, friend or member of their own family. We’re not a food bank and our service relies upon the generosity of the community donating items to us. We’re providing a stop gap for the most vulnerable people who may not be able to venture at this time of crisis, and our service is not means tested”.
Jordan Kiss who helped set up the hub along Wendy Maisey and Parish Councillor Val Allen added : “I’d like to thank everyone who has donated in the last 24 hours Also, a big thank you to the Bibby family for giving us the use of the Village Club as our base. Lastly we also need to thank Quench Café who donated and delivered essentials to us and Culcheth Community Church for promising a donation to Helping Hands in the near future. ”
Donations can be made at two locations – The Village Club, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth between 12:00am and 3:00pm Monday -Friday and The Co op Common Lane, Culcheth.
There is also a facebook group CLICK HERE
Picture shows Centre Wendy Maisey OBE, with front left Dec Patton and Front right Right Dan Walker with Jordan Kiss, Dan & Jack Cann, Carol Killgannon ,Dave Wilcock and Stephen Murphy.