We love you guys, and we hear “how can I help” so often, but every time we do it makes our hearts sing.
Here are five simple things you can do – from home, from abroad, in person, at a distance.
You choose it is all needed:
1. Donate items
We are co-ordinating our response with The Renewal Programme Bonny Downs Community Association, West Silvertown Foundation and Alternatives Trust.
Emerging needs include:
- Dried food,
- computer tablets
- Data/wifi connections
- Toys and books for children.
and we will deliver to our mums and minis who are in need and self-isolating.
EAST HAM HUB: The Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, E6 6DQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm
FOREST GATE HUB: Forest Lane Lodge, E7 9DE on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am – 2 pm
MANOR PARK HUB: 395 High Street North, E12 6PG on Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am – 2 pm
PLAISTOW HUB: Forrest House, E13 8AB, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 3pm
WEST SILVERTOWN HUB: Britannia Village Hall, E16 1TU on Mondays and Thursdays 11am – 3pm
2. Donate time
We are working up our virtual advocacy, peer support, playgroups and chats.
We are offering Zoom Parties and WhatApp hangouts to our mums and minis to try to keep spirits high during this difficult time.
Already we have dancers, musicians, mindfulness coaches creating videos that we can stream to mums and minis. This keeps us all happy and entertained. If you have a skill that you would like to share with our mums during their lock down. Why not get in touch, make a video, and we will watch it together.
Origami, knitting, papier mache, whatever it is you do, lets do it together.
3. Add your voice
We are desperate that our mums are not forgotten during this time.
So if you can write to your MP, your councillor, your mayor, the newspaper, whomever and raise the issue of those without Recourse to Public Funds we would be very grateful.
Then please tell everyone you know, this is not fair, it must not stand, we can change it together.
4. Donate money
We can always use more funding to get to the families that others are not reaching. If you can do nothing else, then please consider donating to support our efforts.
I again am very keen to offer yoga to any of your mums & families in any form I can that will work.
I’m set up on zoom & have experience of being a single mum & life turning to shit, I found yoga to be my lifeline & I would love to be offer tools to anyone who might want to access that.