If like me you’ve found yourself wanting to do more to help others during the Covid-19 crisis but have struggled to find out what or how, I hope this site will help.

I’ll post up appeals for volunteers, particularly from local groups and charities (if you’d like me to mention a project, please use this form) and, if I can, I’ll try to link up people in the village who need help with local volunteers and groups.

The aim is find the simplest and safest ways for us to help each other locally. Guided by Support Staffordshire, other voluntary agencies and the local authority, there are so many ways that we can help our neighbours and our community through the next few weeks. Not only with the big, difficult stuff but with small gestures to show we care about each other – a phonecall for a chat; a song outside a window; a drawing from a child.

If you’re interested in helping, go to this page to find out more.

If you need, or think you might need, our help then go to this page.

I’m Sue by the way. I live Tutbury with my husband Greg. I’m a university teacher and he runs (was running…) a small family engineering business. We’re both currently working from home and helping out as Red Cross community volunteers in Staffordshire. 

Looking for a little help?

We all need help sometimes, and these are pretty extreme times so please don’t feel shy or embarrassed if you need a little help or support. You may be isolating or shielded for health reasons, you may be a lone parent, carer or NHS worker with no-one to support you in this crisis.

This page has information on local charities and organisation already offering help, as well as how to contact them to ask for help or information.

But if you just need a little help, use the form below and we’ll put you in touch with someone. Alternatively, call or text us on 07745 789 339 and we’ll call you back.