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Central England Co-op issues a call for community volunteers to help those self-isolating

Central England Co-op is asking for people to step forward as community volunteers to help people who are self-isolating.

The retailer, which has over 240 stores across 16 counties, including those at Dersingham and Terrington St Clement, is appealing for fit and able people to sign up to the scheme and support someone who is need of a helping hand during the coronavirus pandemic.

They can pick up a special green card located in all stores, fill in their details and put it through the door of someone they know is self-isolating in their community.

The Co-op's volunteer card which can be picked up in store (32669813)
The Co-op's volunteer card which can be picked up in store (32669813)

The project has already been a big hit, with thousands of community volunteers coming forward to do everything from picking up shopping to just being on the end of the phone for a chat.

A spokesman said there had so far been a strong response to the appeal and it was good to see that people were thinking about helping others.

This is the latest in a range of measures Central England Co-op has put in place to support its communities.

It has also introduced new hygiene, safety and social distancing measures in its stores and launched an urgent food bank appeal to support charities and groups who seen a fall in donations and rise in demand.

People can keep up to date with what is happening in their local community by visiting a dedicated online hub at www.centralengland.coop/updates

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