Helping old and young get involved

Last updated: 17 August, 2020

During this terrible period, myself and the wonderful volunteers in Ormesby delivered afternoon teas to people who were sheltering or living in isolation.

We held a scarecrow competition which was great fun and we were in the Northern Echo and interviewed on Radio Tees.  

At the moment we are asking people to paint stones and add them to the hungry caterpillar that we've been allowed to put on a piece of council land. We’ve also invited people to enter photographs of their garden into a competition. 

We have given out craft bags, bird boxes and pots with the materials to grow cress so that the young ones can get to know nature first-hand.  

I think the group, which is continuously growing, is helping people old and young get involved with the local community. By emailing photos of their gardens or afternoon teas, they are not sat behind their doors lonely and isolated.  

Volunteering gives you the real feel good factor. It's heart-warming when you know someone has been alone for so long and they are so happy to see you, if only from the end of their garden. 

Janice McColmOrmesby Good Neighbours

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