Local Community Rallies Round to Support St Peter’s During Corona Lockdown

Dozens of food parcels and hygiene supplies have been delivered to vulnerable residents at St Peter’s during the Corona virus lockdown.

Police officers from Nechells Green Police station, community groups and local residents have worked hard to provide wonderful support to our tenants during these difficult times.

PC Whittaker, PC Cunnion, Sgt Choudhury and PCSO Lothian collected parcels of food and essential items from Tesco in Hodge Hill, Green Supermarket in Washwood Heath Road and Pak Supermarket in Alum Rock Road.

They delivered 95 parcels to our vulnerable tenants, including those on lockdown due to health issues or age and to those who are struggling financially.

Kind-hearted volunteers from Bell Football Club have also delivered 47 food parcels and have promised to continue with their generous work.

More community support came from Snouber Sharif from the Women Empowering Women Group (WEW) who delivered 20 gender-specific hygiene packs which included moisturiser, shower gel, anti-bacterial hand wash, toothpaste, body lotion and hand cream. Snouber is continuing to provide food via her Foodshare project.

Other much-needed support came from ladies in the surrounding streets who cooked meals and offered other support to residents.

Lisa Baker, St Peter’s Housing Services Manager said: ‘’On behalf of the tenants we would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support offered by the local community. It is at times like this that we see the best in people and the community has responded magnificently.’