Coronavirus: Ballyclare group reaches out to vulnerable residents

The packs were distributed in Ballyclare on April 28.The packs were distributed in Ballyclare on April 28.
The packs were distributed in Ballyclare on April 28.
Kindhearted members of a Ballyclare-based community group delivered care packages to elderly and isolated residents in the Rashee Road area of the town last night (Tuesday).

The volunteers from the Erskine and District Community Association distributed the items to vulnerable members of the community in the Erskine, Rashee and Charles Drive areas.

They hope to be able to continue with this service until lockdown restrictions have eased.

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Commenting on the initiative, group chairman, John Carson said: “As a community we have to be there to look out for each other at this difficult time. I’d like to thank Impact Network NI and one of their board members, Jordan Greer, for their help in supplying these packs for local people.

“Each pack contains a short-term supply of food, cleaning materials including hand sanitiser and information on the various mental health services available. The reaction of many of our local elderly residents was very encouraging as they received their packs from their doorsteps.”

Association member, Colin Hamill, added: “No one in our community should feel abandoned at this time and our community group are willing to help out in whatever way we can.

“Anyone can contact our Erskine and District Community Facebook page if they or someone they know in the area is needing help. Also the Together for Ballyclare group have been doing great work for everyone right across the town and can be contacted.”


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