LymeForward Weekly Update - w/c 27th May 2020 View in browser

1. Donations to the Food Bank

We have been so pleased to have had so many donations to the food bank over the past weeks. Everything we receive is used to help people in crisis or on hard times in the local area.

We would particularly like to thank The Cornish Bakery for their wonderful pasties, Morrison in Bridport who has delivered a van full of food every week, Lyme Garden Growers who have provided some fantastic fresh vegetables and salad, Charmouth Bakery and Tesco for bread and cakes.

We try to ensure that we have practically zero waste and so we must thank again Ali, Harriet and Dom for cooking so many wonderful meals that we are giving to families in receipt of the school meal vouchers at the moment, Kerri Spong of Spongbakes Cakes who has transformed our excess bread into wonderful bread and butter pudding and treacle tart, Lyme Regis Butchers who are providing ingredients for the frozen meals, Dorset House who have created bread and cake mixes that we also include with the frozen meals so that families can have a go at cooking their own bread and Leslie Jelleyman who has provided us with reusable fabric bags and the popular boomerang bags.

The Foodbank cannot function without the kindness and generosity of the local community. Items that we are particularly in need of at the moment are:

  • Size 5 nappies
  • Sugar
  • Jam/chocolate spread/peanut butter
  • Savoury spread
  • Clothes washing pods
  • Tinned spaghetti

As ever we need to thank Co-op Lyme Regis, Morgans of Charmouth and Uplyme Stores for collecting our donations.

2. #KEEPITCLEAN Campaign

As people are starting to venture out again and we start to see a rise in tourism in the area we have received the following message from the Litter Free Coast and Sea Team:

Now that beaches and public open spaces are gradually becoming accessible again, I'm sure you also share our concerns that littering may return with a vengeance. Whilst community beach cleans and litter pick events remain on hold for the time being, we plan to reinforce positive behaviour by encouraging people to take their litter homeand help keep public spaces as clean as they have been during the lockdown.

In the coming week(s), Litter Free Coast and Sea plan to share POSITIVE images of local beaches during lockdown and encourage communities to get involved to share the same messages:

1. Our local beach was so clean during lockdown Let's #keepitclean by taking litter home!
2. How much did you miss visiting your favourite beach during lockdown? Show it some love #keepitclean and take your litter home

3. The beaches may be open again but community beach cleans can’t happen yet. Please help us #keepitclean and take your litter home.
4. Lockdown had a positive impact Dorset’s beaches, saving vital £’s on litter cleaning operations. Let’s aim for a #betternormal and #keepitclean

We will be running this campaign on:

· Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/litterfreecoast)

· Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LitterFreeCoastandSea)

· Twitter (https://twitter.com/LitterFreeCoast)

We are asking you to support the campaign by:

· Finding out local sources of photos of beaches taken responsibly during lockdown. Emailing them to us for inclusion in the campaign and/or sharing these on your social media using one of the suggested posts above (remember to tag us please!)

· Adding the attached photo badge to any photos you share if possible

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· Using the attached Facebook cover image on your social media page

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· Share, like and comment on the posts we put up our social media accounts.

General hashtags will include: #LitterFreeCoast #LitterFreeDorset #CleanBeaches #CleanSeas #LeaveOnlyFootprints #BinTheBeast #LoveWhereYouLive #BeTheChange #betternormal

With your support, we hope this campaign can be successful and help to keep our local beaches clean.

Huge thanks to you all,

Stuart, Tilda and Sarah @ Litter Free Coast and Sea

3. Wearing face coverings in public

If you can, the government advises that you wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible or where you’re more likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. For example, on public transport or in some shops.

The evidence suggests that face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms. To protect yourself, you should continue to follow social distancing measures and isolation guidance and wash your hands regularly.

A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used as part of personal protective equipment by healthcare and other workers. These should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace. You can purchase non-surgical face coverings or make your own.

4. Free Facemasks for Unpaid Carers

Dorset Carers Hub are offering free face masks to unpaid Carers. Please attached leaflet HERE

5. Find out about fostering

As well as celebrating the amazing work of foster carers, a current campaign is highlighting the need for more carers.

Our fostering team are on hand to answer your questions about fostering during online drop-in sessions. If you think you could make a difference to a child’s life, please take a look at our webpage. We want to hear from people from all walks of life, all you need is love, energy and a spare room.

Fostering website link  HERE

6. Updated CAMHS website

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has updated their WEBSITE with information to help parents/carers, children, young adults and professionals with their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

This includes useful apps and links to websites such as Childline’s Calm Zone.

If your child has a diagnosis or traits of autism, there are also videos that explain what is happening in the world. There is also plenty of useful documents, such as the Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

As always, if you have anything you want to include in our weekly bulletin, please contact Sue Jones via email manager@lymeforward.com or 01297 441224

Sue Jones

LymeForward

www.lymeforward.co.uk
lymeforward@gmail.com

01297 441224

Our Local Area Partnership would not exist without the very generous help of many volunteers and funding from Lyme Regis Town Council and Dorset Council

LymeForward CIC is a Community Interest Company No 10381732. Registered Address: The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS

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