As hardy volunteers continue to help the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis, the Trust has played a small part in bringing a smile to the faces of some anxious people.
With the Wing now closed as a result of government advice, the Trust realised that it had a number of tins of biscuits and boxes of fudge that would be well beyond their sell-by dates by the time the restrictions were lifted.
When site manager Jules Gomez discovered that Age UK Folkestone at the Marigold Centre planned to remain open to provide essential community services to local elderly people, the Trust decided the charity would be the ideal place to send the goodies.
The Trust made careful arrangements to have the biscuits and fudge delivered to the centre while following safety guidelines, and received heartfelt thanks from the Age UK team.
Age UK Folkestone has said it will be increasing its hot meal delivery service to any older person who needs a daily meal delivered and is offering to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, walking dogs and telephone befriending for people isolated at home.
“With The Wing due to be closed for an unspecified length of time, we thought that Age UK could make good use of products that were still in date but wouldn’t last beyond the closure,” said Jules. “The charity does a great job and we are sure they will be able to make good use of them.”