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Solo mission to help the vulnerable in Chapel St Leonards

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Community groups supporting vulnerable people have been linked with their local Lincolnshire Co-op food store or pharmacy to enable them to pick up essential groceries or prescriptions.

And as part of National Volunteers week the Society wanted to shout about some of the amazing work volunteers are doing around the county.

Pauline Else works solo leading the Chapel St Leonards COVID-19 Support group. She fetches groceries for a few vulnerable residents in the town and anyone else that needs it.

She also plays an important role in supporting those who might be feeling lonely while in isolation. Because the virus is dangerous for the elderly and vulnerable, there are many cases where people have no one to talk to for weeks.

To help tackle this, Pauline rings a number of the most isolated residents every day to have a bit of a natter and to keep them company.

Despite working on her own, the difference Pauline has made to people’s lives is unmeasurable. She says: “I like to think I can make a difference to peoples mental and emotional wellbeing as well as fetching and carrying essentials for them.”

To find out how other groups in the local area are supporting people go to the community notice board.

To contact a group you can go to the 'group supporting the community'' page.

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