REUSABLE FACE MASKS

Helping Hands has a team of amazing volunteers who are making fabric reusable face masks with 100% of the profits being re-invested into our community to help others. For more information and to make an order, please click here.

WHAT IS HELPING HANDS PENARTH?

Helping Hands is a voluntary group in Penarth, it brings together the whole community to unite against the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Our wonderful group is filled with so many diverse people of different ages, backgrounds and talents who collaborate to help the vulnerable in our community.

We have really tried to make the group as accessible and inclusive as possible in order to engage all demographics of Penarth. At the core of our group, volunteers can offer to collect shopping and prescriptions as well as offer a friendly call to check in on people. However, we are constantly expanding our group to offer new services, click here to see what we have introduced recently

"alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" 

Helen Keller

WHAT DO WE DO AT HELPING HANDS?

DIRECT HELP FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS

With over 500 volunteers, we have been able to establish links with those who are in need of help during these challenging times. Volunteers help by collection shopping, prescriptions and essential items as well as just offering a friendly call to check in. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and friendships made through this process.

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

In order to spread a bit of positivity through a time where children are at home, we decided to set up our Activity Banks. We now have around 15 scattered around the area filled with books, games and DVDs. In addition to this, we have recently also organised a Seed Exchange Box for the green fingers in Penarth to exchange gardening goodies. 

PROVIDE AID FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS

This has been a challenging time for those working on the frontline as they have been needed more than ever. To show our appreciation we have been delivering food and drinks to local care homes, surgeries and hospitals. We have also been able to help distribute and provide PPE supplies for those on the frontline.

HELPING HANDS PENARTH IN NUMBERS

WHAT POSITIVE EFFECTS HAS HELPING HANDS HAD THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE?

Whilst Helping Hands was a result of the unfortunate pandemic, there have been many amazing things that have resulted it. The community spirit in Penarth has been totally humbling; to see people who don't know one another go to lengths to support each other has been truly amazing. We would like to continue this support for the more vulnerable in our community into the future. As well as this, we have loved sharing the support for local shops and business in our community. We would love to continue the love for the businesses who have stayed fully-stocked through this challenging time and gone the extra mile to make us all smile. 

Helping Hands Penarth is a voluntary group set up in order to support those in need in our community. 

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