Star Bereavement

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Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Star BereavementStar has continued to provide support to children and young people who are experiencing bereavement after the death of someone important to them. The team worked throughout lockdown 1 working remotely to provide creative, therapeutic Zoom workshops in collaboration with One to One Development Trust, text support, phone support and Zoom therapeutic sessions for … Read More

Check in and Chat

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Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Check in and ChatI set up this service in April 2020, to help the lonely and isolated people of Wakefield who were struggling with the lockdown and feeling very vulnerable with little contact with other people. There was and still is a huge need for people to have some social interaction with others, especially during … Read More

Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens

Back to Organisations Covid-19 ResponseFriends of Friarwood Valley Gardens The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted on our plans for 2020. We have a membership of about 50 but the number of active members, including the committee of ten, is only about 15 – 20, that is, those who come to our volunteer sessions, regularly or occasionally. Lock-down stopped all our … Read More

CGCC Food Bank

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response CGCC Food BankThe CGCC Food Bank is a non-profit organisation providing assistance with food supplies to households requiring support and trying to alleviate poverty in its local community.  We distribute mostly donated food to residents in our surrounding area. We operate predominantly within a 4.5 mile radius of Calder Grove Cricket Club. We originally intended … Read More

The Resource Food Bank

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response The Resource Food BankAs a food bank we have been providing food parcels to the local community for the past 20 years. In response to Covid-19 we have had to set up a delivery system for the food parcels rather than clients coming to collect. We have also had to completely alter the way that … Read More

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Theatre Royal WakefieldSince our building closed in March this year, our team have been working hard behind the scenes to maintain our work with young people and communities. Our Performance Academy sessions became virtual as each week, our participants were sent activities, routines and sing-a-longs via e-newsletters to keep them active and engaged during lock … Read More

Our Roots Inner City Lives

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Our Roots Inner City LivesOur Roots Inner City Lives is an organisation offering youth services for young people in the inner city of Wakefield. Our Roots Inner City Lives offers recreational and instructional activities in Wakefield. When Covid-19 struck, we acted quickly to support children and young people via an online platform. We contacted parents … Read More

HAWWA Appeal

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response HAWWA AppealHawwa Appeal is a registered charity for facilitating and delivering urgent support during Covid-19. The team and I liaised with Wakefield City of Sanctuary, Mears Group and the managers at Urban House to consult residents about the type of support they needed and how the needs could be met. Hawwa Appeal raised funds to … Read More

Wakefield and District Health and Community Support

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Wakefield and District Health and Community SupportWakefield and District Health and Community Support (WDHCS) is a charity based on Peterson Road which provides grants to other, Wakefield based charities, community groups and not for profit organisations. We were approached by Leeds Community Foundation to assist in the distribution of more than £300,000 of National Emergency … Read More

Wakefield Council

Back to Organisations Covid-19 Response Wakefield CouncilAfter seeing heart-warming tributes being painted elsewhere in the country, Wakefield’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation and the Head of Highways and Transport Services discussed the possibility of painting the ‘NHS Rainbow logo’ at our hospitals. It was felt to be a fitting tribute for the work being undertaken by our NHS staff … Read More