Food Hub Update

We hope all our Members and Friends are well during this uncertain time and we look forward to being able to see each other again in the not too distant future. COVID-19 is certainly a worrying time for everyone but we remain hopeful.

As you will all no doubt be aware, we have temporarily turned the Poplar Road club house into a food drop off and distribution centre for the Dons Local Action Group’s incredible project to provide support to the vulnerable in Merton, Kingston and beyond.

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Old Ruts Foodbank gets celebrity support

Old Ruts volunteers have been working with the Wimbledon AFC Dons Local Action Group to help the elderly and vulnerable during these difficult times. You can drop off food items every Saturday and offer your support if you have free time. All the details are in this article if you would like to volunteer or need help.

Our local conservative MP, Stephen Hammond, has visited to see the great work that’s being done at Old Ruts and the campaign has become so popular that it’s attracted some great support from local celebrities. Check out the videos below:

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Local businesses offering help during lockdown

I’ve seen a lot of local businesses trying to do their bit during the current crisis and lockdown and also try to keep their businesses going with no footfall. I thought it may help our members if we started listing some of those.

These are not recommendations, just list of offers that members have forwarded – they have not been checked. If anyone finds the offers to be no longer running please let me know.

To add something that isn’t on the list please fill in the ‘Leave a reply’ box at the bottom of this article and I’ll add them.

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