Thursday 9th July 2020
Aylesbury resident Josephine has been doing an amazing job volunteering during the COVID-19 Pandemic, helping with the Creation and Burgess Sports Meal Delivery Service. Dropping freshly prepared meals to families in need.
“I was volunteering with BurgessSports before lockdown, helping with the after-school projects. On the Friday before lockdown started, they called me to tell me about the meal project and we started that Monday!”
“I feel fortunate to be in a position to help. I had worked for 18 years for EDF and took redundancy at the start of this year, I wanted to try some new things and do some volunteering. Then all this happened! People are working really hard on this estate, but this pandemic situation has made it so hard for people, robbing them of their livelihoods.”
“When I drop off the meals, people have been so grateful, I know that pride sometimes stops people from accepting help, but this is not a handout, it is help that is deserved.”
“My parents died when I was very young so the community bought me up, this gave me a strong sense of community and a want to put something back. A lot of people sacrificed for me, so I have always liked to give a hand where I can.”
“I have lived on the estate for 30 years, but helping to deliver meals, I certainly know the blocks a lot better now! I even helped the postman to find an address the other day.”