Local Farnham Charities - Coronavirus Support
If you are wondering who and how to help locally, these are the local charities who need you...
The community store will open at two locations in Farnham from Tue 12 May at 10am. Farnham Maltings (Bridge Square, Farnham. Surrey. GU9 7QR) and Hale Community Centre (The Bungalow, 130 Upper Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0JH). The store manned by volunteers, will open from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 12pm. You can borrow puzzles & board games, books, musical instruments, garden games, sheet music, craft items, DVDs, toys, exercise equipment and cookery equipment free of charge. For more information visit the website.
The Hygiene Bank
The Hygiene Bank provides toiletries and hygiene products to people experiencing hygiene poverty in the UK and Ireland.
People and businesses collect and donate new, unused and in-date hygiene essentials, beauty and personal-care products. Brands and retailers also give the Hygiene Bank unused or repackaged products. Volunteers sort the donations, which are then given to organisations that work directly with vulnerable and struggling people.
With public drop offs closed the hygiene bank are appealing for street donations - if you’d like to coordinate one for where you live they'd love to hear from you! At the present time it’s one of the best ways they can gather donations our charity partners so badly need, while maintaining social distancing. Visit the Facebook page here.
Farnham Food Bank
DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS, FOODBANK CENTRES ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPENING, however the are still supporting the community with home deliveries of Emergency Food Parcels.
If you have a paper voucher: Take a photo of the paper voucher and text it to us on 079015 81539 or send it by email.
We will deliver a food supply to your door step, we are running deliveries and will contact you with your delivery date.
If you don’t yet have a voucher: Please contact a Referral Agency who will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher or contact us with the details directly. Visit the website for more details.
Coronavirus Response Fund
The Coronavirus Response Fund has launched to support local charities and voluntary organisations that are assisting some of Surrey’s most vulnerable people. It is thanks to the generosity of local donors that we are able to launch this new local response Fund, dedicated to Surrey. We are currently still seeking further support from our network of generous donors and supporters! If you would like to donate to support the Coronavirus Response Fund, you can do so here via the Fund’s Virgin Money Giving Page.
Surrey Drive is working with local organisations to feed the NHS staff at the Royal. Visit the website to find out how you can help.
Face Masks being sewn by Frensham Heights
Frensham Heights have a wonderful team of volunteers ready to sew scrubs, bags and hats, but they're in desperate need of fabric! Do you have anything you can donate? Old duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets are perfect for bags and hats and 65% cotton-blend is great for scrubs. Please go to this website for more details. Thank you!
Visors for Care Givers - Churt, Haslemere, Farnham, Bordon & Hindhead
Visit this Facebook page for details of how thousands of facemasks are being make for local care homes, surgeries, hospitals and funeral parlours withing a 15 mile radius covering GRAYSHOTT, FARNHAM, BORDON, HASLEMERE, GUILDFORD, PETERSFIELD, LIPHOOK, GODALMING. They have put together a pack to help other people set up quickly and efficiently. Visors are simple to make with three component parts- a clear PVC sheet with corners that we round off, a piece of foam and elastic attached to it. They cost about 85p each to make and are a vital first defence against this indiscriminating virus. This group are helping to save the lives of the caregivers, their vulnerable patients and their family members to whom they could unwittingly pass it to.
Please help us by sharing widely and donating generously, even £5 will buy 6 visors as all the money raised is spent on materials with any surplus to the NHS.
To donate by PayPal please click here.
Do contact Farnham ASSIST if you know of anyone who needs help with shopping or would like a chat, feel free to pass on our number to those in the Farnham area who may benefit from one of our volunteers telephoning them to alleviate loneliness. 01252 717710. www.farnham-assist.org.uk
Farnham Response Group
The Farnham Res
ponse Group has been set up to aid community support during Corovirus islations. Visit their Facebook group
I'm All Ears Listening Service
This is a voluntary organisation providing a free listening service and counselling to people of all ages within the community. They usually offer sessions at the Haslewey Community Centre in Haslemere but are now offering this free service online or over the phone.
We are here to offer kindness and a non-judgemental, confidential space for people needing to offload or looking for counselling.
Visit their website here.
If you are in need of support yourself, people use these important contacts.
Surrey Choices have useful resources on their website.
Mens’ advice line – 0808 801 0327
National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline 0800 999 5428