Beer sews up a storm!
Grateful recipients of our bags at a local care home
This week has seen unprecedented levels of sewing activity in our lovely village of Beer! More than 700 bags have now been distributed – incredible! A massive “thank you!” goes to the huge Beer village team who have made this possible. Newcomers to the production line are always welcome – just contact Wendy on 07760 781695. If you can’t sew and would still to get involved, how about donating some much needed toiletries for the bags – all gifts will be gratefully received.
Feedback we’ve had includes this note from Sarah Coates (nee Brewer), Nurse at RD&E:
The people at work were so happy with the last lot of laundry bags and mask attachers, one of them cried!!! The nurses are so grateful, really means a lot that people are doing this, really it does. I did one shift without a comforter and I had sores on my ears! They have now healed due to them, can’t imagine working full time without one! Please tell everyone how much it’s appreciated. Without having them there would be a lot of unhappy nurses, doctors, physios, pharmacists and all the other health care professionals using them. So lucky to have an amazing community xx
Getting Beer online – join the BAG Hangout today!
The BAG Hangout is now officially up and running and ready for Beer residents to log in and get chatting 24/7. We are also putting on a couple of hosted chats as well, starting with the following:
From 1pm on Tuesdays – Wendy’s Sewers;
From 1-2pm on Wednesdays – Gayle Chapple hosts;
From 2pm Thursdays – Beer Men’s Shed.
If you have any suggestions for a chat, please let us know. Many thanks to Matt Prichard and Ryan Carroll for setting up this fantastic facility for us.
Support available from BAG
Some of the items we are putting into the care bag for frontline workers…
We are living in uncertain times and none of us know what is going to happen next. To all of us, this is uncharted territory and it can be quite frightening sometimes. Beer Action Group was set up as a resource to support our community during this crisis. If you are struggling for whatever reason, including food issues, please do get in touch with Lee Reeve on 07890 948262. You are not in this alone.
- You can access the Beer church services at coastalchurch.org.uk;
- Squirrel are now delivering to Beer on Mondays;
- Just a reminder that we are looking for stories about growing up in Beer and also where the Blow-Ins have come from – and why!
- Date for your diary – Saturday May 2nd at 17.59 – clap for our magnificent Beer village volunteers, coordinators and sewers followed at 18.00 by Beer village karaoke, with the first song being dedicated to those whom we have recently lost – Cath, Brian and Glen…
Best wishes to everyone in Beer
We would like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to those in our community who are feeling unwell at this time. We wish you a speedy recovery.
“Good things come to those who sew!”
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