Bernadette’s Story

The only good thing to come out of this pandemic is to see the local community working together. The local community groups like Great Harwood Response Team, Hyndburn Hub, Food Bank and Baby Bank along with many other local groups that have been setup to help the vulnerable and elderly residents in Hyndburn. These groups which are mainly volunteers, do shopping, pick up prescription, walk dogs, call on residents to check on their wellbeing, the list just goes on and on.

The Great Harwood Response Team do – Bingo lockdown each week and have delivered word search puzzles, cakes, strawberries and cream you name it and they have delivered it. Residents have told me that without this support from the local community groups and neighbours they don’t know how they would of coped. During the lockdown, for some residents who were shielding the volunteers were the only contact that had with the outside world. The desire, willingness dedication from volunteers is amazing, I couldn’t of done this without my husband!