Everyone is talking about the Coronation, the extra Bank Holiday on the 8th of May and The Big Help Out, which is encouraging people across the country to lend a hand and make a change in their communities.
We are asking the community in Kew to join in by spreading the word about the neighbourly help our volunteers provide.
You can take part in the Big Help Out by collecting copies of KNA’s leaflet between 25 April - 8 May from The Good Wine Shop, in Kew Village, open 11am-8pm Sun-Tues, 10am-9pm Weds/Thurs and 10am-10pm Fri/Sat.
There are a number of ways you can share these leaflets, perhaps having a friendly chat with a neighbour, making a display at your street party or popping the leaflets through the letterboxes in your street or block of flats. There is a map in the shop where you can mark your plans so that everyone can see where people are planning to help
“Word of mouth and seeing our leaflet are the top ways for people to find out there are checked and referenced local volunteers who are willing to help out with things like transport to medical appointments or social clubs, providing some company or helping out with shopping or light gardening. KNA helps our neighbours know they are valued in our community and undertaking this small action as part of The Big Help Out could be the connection that makes a real difference to someone’s ability to stay well and keep living independently.” says KNA Director Abi Palmer.
Want to find out more?
KNA will be holding a Big Help Out celebration at The Good Wine Shop to launch our activity on Thursday 28th April 10-12noon where you can meet some of our team and ask any questions, so do drop in. We’ll also be there on Thursday 4th May. Or if you want to get in touch at another time email firstname.lastname@example.org / leave a message 020 8948 8054
You do not need to register to take part in KNA’s Big Help Out activity, however it is listed on the Big Help Out app along with a range of other volunteer opportunities in all parts of the UK. Find out more at www.thebighelpout.org.uk
We’d love to see any pictures of you in action so if you have one that you are happy to share please send it to us.
Being part of the community in Kew helps us spread the word about KNA and build connections across the generations. We use this page to share our community involvement projects. Keep up to date by social media. Find us @KewNeighbours on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.