I don’t know about you, but reading the newspaper or watching the news programmes on TV is quite depressing at the moment. There’s no escaping the seriousness of what is happening in the world right now, but there is uplifting news too – if you look for it. Communities are pulling together. People are volunteering to help the vulnerable section of our society. And up and down the land young and old are raising money for charities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

House Fox cares for our North Somerset communities. For two years – since we opened our virtual doors – we have sponsored and organised charity events. And we are proud to be sponsors of local golfer Ashley Mansell of Clevedon Golf Club, and the Portishead Town Possets football team. But this page isn’t about us. This page is about the local heroes who are doing so much for their communities, of whom we are immensely proud.

Pleased to meat you

Like Worle butchers Graham Williams and Roy Gough who have recently reopened Meatbox butchers in the village. Graham and Roy have been donating meat to help feed the homeless. They also donated a week’s worth of ham to a children’s lunch project run by The Stable in Weston.

The Weston Mercury reported that: “[Meatbox have] been working with The Bristol Food Union and Covid-19 mutual aid groups which support vulnerable people with donations and deliveries. The shop recently donated 100kg of pork ribs to the kitchens set up by TV chef Josh Eggleton and a network of chefs, suppliers and volunteers who create nutritious ready meals for the homeless, NHS workers and vulnerable families.”

Graham and Roy, we salute you.

Cleeve pulls together

The Weston Mercury also reported on villagers in Cleeve, North Somerset who have banded together to form a resilience group to ensure the elderly and those with underlying health conditions have the support they need. But, we are happy to say, Cleeve is not alone in forming its resilience group. Help groups have been springing up all over North Somerset, as we reported on our Facebook post earlier on. The post contains links to eight groups that were quick of the blocks when lockdown started. But there are many more all over the county.

Nailsea nails it… with flowers

Members of Nailsea and Tickenham Football club have been out in force delivering supplies to vulnerable people across North Somerset. But, thanks to donations from Waitrose and Tesco, they have also been distributing bunches of flowers to key workers. The footballers are asking people to nominate a key worker to receive a bunch. To nominate a key worker, email swagscommunity@gmail.com or call 07525 161096.

Blagdon man runs his own London marathon… dressed as a rhino

We’ve heard tell of a certain Mr Andy Humphries who has run a marathon in his back garden in Blagdon, dressed as a rhinoceros. Andy was due to run the London Marathon in his rhino suit to raise money for Save the Rhino. The race has been postponed due to the coronavirus, so Andy decided to run the 26.2 miles by running into Blagdon and back. He covered the distance in six and a half hours.

Fundraising post-haste

Fishponds postmen have raised almost £3,000 for NHS charities by doing their rounds in fancy dress, reports The Breeze.

The group had hoped to bring some cheer during the lockdown during yesterday’s fundraiser and will now continue doing it this week – and possibly every Tuesday during the pandemic.

The JustGiving page can be found here

Doing our bit

During the lockdown we’ve kept our phone lines open and are happy to advise callers on property matters including buying and selling during the pandemic. We are also keeping our 2,000 followers up-to-date with advice on home ownership and the housing market with regular posts. And we are doing our best to help keep North Somerset’s residents in good cheer by sharing local good news where ever we find it.

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Stay Safe.

Martyn Davies, the author of this article, also administers Kud0feed a Facebook page for spreading good news.

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