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Huntly and Insch groups ready to help self isolating in their communities


By Pat Scott


Groups in Huntly and Insch are ready and waiting to help older people who are self isolating due to the coronavirus.
Groups in Huntly and Insch are ready and waiting to help older people who are self isolating due to the coronavirus.

THE communities in Huntly and Insch are rallying round to help people self isolating due to the coronavirus.

Andrea Clark has launched the Coronavirus, Covid 19, Huntly & District Volunteers Facebook group to coordinate efforts to support the most vulnerable.

The group will be publicising their existence through leaflets which they will post through the doors of people known to be self isolating

Mrs Clark said: "Hopefully we'll be able to help out the elderly and anyone who is self isolating, possibly with dog walking, medication runs, shopping or even a friendly phone call to someone feeling vulnerable."

A group has also been formed in the Insch area to support anyone affected by coronavirus or self isolating.

Operating in the Insch, Leslie, Premnay, Oyne and Kennethmont areas, volunteers will provide help needed.

People should call the Reverend Dr Kay Gauld of Insch Parish Church on 07951059272 or Samantha Kinnaird on 07595770473 and they will ensure whatever help is soon on its way.

Kay said: “It might be shopping, a food bank parcel, picking up medication, dog walking or a blether on the ‘phone. Volunteers are all PVG checked.

Parcels will be distributed fromthe Church food bank and donations to replenish supplies can be left just inside the door of the Church hall.

Volunteers will distribute leaflets with details of the scheme but anyone can pick them up from the Church hall for elderly neighbours or those with health conditions.

Kay added: “It’s a real community effort, Dunnydeer Vets have have offered to look after animals of those who are ill/self-isolating and will deliver food to those in the countryside on their rounds.”



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