Kind­ness mo­bilised

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE - Justin Bian­chini CON­TIN­UED

BEV McGhie re­mem­bers the re­ac­tion from a woman who couldn’t get tam­pons for her daugh­ter amid the coro­n­avirus cri­sis hit­ting families.

Ms McGhie, an events spe­cial­ist who heads up the Dun­craig-Carine Neigh­bour Ser­vice, was able to pick up some tam­pons and toi­let pa­per from a res­i­dent “around the cor­ner” and present them to the grate­ful mum.

“The woman cried; she didn’t think peo­ple would do that,” she said.

Ms McGhie has had a big re­sponse since her group did a “letter of kind­ness” drop to houses this week.

“We are an or­gan­ised group of neigh­bours liv­ing within your streets and this letter is to let you know we are here to help,” the letter said.

“With the Covid-19 virus about to de­scend on our neigh­bour­hood, we are reach­ing out to let you know that we have mo­bilised over 100 driv­ers and five area co-or­di­na­tors to pro­vide a ser­vice to you such as food shop­ping when you are in self-iso­la­tion.”

The group left a mo­bile phone num­ber and en­cour­aged peo­ple not to be too proud to ask for help.

“The ma­jor­ity of calls we have got are from the el­derly, thank­ing us for the ser­vice,” she said.

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