As we enter our third week of the euphemistically entitled ‘lockdown’ I am in awe at the little things and the ‘milk of human kindness’ that has gently cushioned our small community. Whether its a couple of bread rolls, someone seeking a phone number, a prescription or something else small – the small coterie of residents whom we have labelled ‘Buddies’ have ushered in compassion to a world of doom, gloom and despondency – or at least that is what the media try to tell us.
Commerce too is not without compassion and John Johnson and all the staff at Rose Farm Shop have pulled out all the ‘stops’ (I hadn’t realised that this referred to organ stops) in making sure that their customers, far and wide, can get what they want, or rather need, – Thank you to the 20 or so staff there (in all guises) for making life just that little bit easier.
So, ladies and gentlemen of Utkinton and Cotebrook if you need help, with almost anything, or feel you want a call back from your Buddy, or simply want to call us then please do so – I publish our telephone numbers once again (without shame) and hope you can rely on us (them really) to get you through this.
|Margaret Bowers||01829 732349|
|Liz Hannath||01829 733778|
|Marian Atkinson||01829 760698|
|Steph Wrather||01829 732187|
|Graham and Yvonne Harrison||07425 775679|
|David and Rachel Williams||01829 733387|
|David and Faye Aspinall||07810 126118|
|Paul Murray||01829 730999|
|Alastair Findlay||01829 732536|
|Keith Metcalfe||01829 730111|
|Richard Coulson||01829 733625|
|Francis Tunney||07860 917446|
So, should you wish to receive support, perhaps to collect a prescription, arrange home delivery etc. Please get in touch with the ‘Buddy’ who has already contacted you – I know it works because I have used the system. Just to confirm the role of a ‘buddy’ is to facilitate your requests, not to visit, but where they can they will.
My number (07860 917446) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) are there because I can be an intermediary if you cannot get in touch with your ‘Buddy’.