Week 1 - we're still here!
We are still here!
As you all know, Covoid-19 has had a huge impact globally and we would like to let our supporters; Businesses, other charities and individuals alike, know what we are doing at the moment. As a charity, we have had to make a lot of changes recently in the way we are operating to ensure the safety of our team, service users and volunteers is maintained. Over the next few weeks we have decided to talk about each one of our services to give you an insight into how they usually work and what we are doing differently to continue our support in the best way we can. We've been posting on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and adding it all together to share here as a blog. We'd like to Thank you all for your continued support during this difficult time.
As part of our contribution to help contain the spread of the corona virus, all of our team are working from home for the foreseeable future (with the exception of delivering food bank parcels). Check out some of our current workstations;
Our office number is still working so please feel free to give us a call on 01295 259442 during our usual hours and we'll be happy to help.
Did you know that we rely on donations, grants and project funding to be able to provide our services… If you are able to spare a little something, you can donate via our local giving page
Each Thursday we will be showing our thanks to someone else who we think is doing something amazing. This week we decided to say a big Thank you to Morrisons for the continued donations to BYHP's food bank. Community Champion Mandy is an asset to the Banbury store and receiving these regular donations means we can continue to deliver emergency parcels to young people in need. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for helping collect and sort donations. Here are some pictures of the donations we have received and our volunteers who have helped to collect and sort them ready for us to deliver.
Are you finding lots of fun things to keep you entertained whilst having to stay at home? Why not come up with a way to list all of the things you wish you could do but can't at the moment. Once things start to return to normal you can go through them one by one. You could write things on notes, fold them up and put them all in a jar and work your way through them once you can. Or why not design a colourul picture and add your wishlist around it in a poster style..... any other ides for something similar? why not comment and share your ideas with others?
We also urged everyone to stay at home where possible this weekend and not to go against the government guidelines, it's definitely not the long Bank Holiday weekend we are all used to at Easter but by following advice, we are all protecting ourselves and our loved ones. We hope you have all made the best of a bad situation this weekend, check in again next week to hear all about the Mental Wealth Academy service at BYHP.
Thank you everyone and keep smiling. :)
Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with current events and projects, stories from our young people and the general goings on at BYHP.