Perhaps you’ve lost your job during lockdown. Perhaps, you’ve fallen on hard times. Maybe you’re struggling to get by.If you need emergency support with food, some help, or just some advice, then we and the Old Dean Community Group are here to help you. Phone: 07955 743726 or DM us. We can help you.

‘St Martin’s Church and the Old Dean Community Group are here to help you. We’ve got plenty of good quality free food to give away to those in need and we’ll deliver it to your door too, with appropriate social distancing, free of charge. So, please ring 01276 66798 and share this with your friends. Together we are stronger.

Do you need food? We can provide food parcels for those who can’t afford to buy the food they need to live on.
Do you need help picking up your shopping?
Do you need help picking up your prescriptions?

Working in partnership with the Old Dean Community Group and High Cross, St Martin’s Church can help you.

So far, we’ve:
– had 77 requests as of Wednesday 8th April
– delivered 112 food parcels
– and picked up 70 prescriptions

We are more than happy to help you too. Just ask … and we’ll be there. St Martin’s are working with the Old Dean Community Group. We’ll get through this together. Together we are stronger.’

Thank you to the 80 volunteers who have come forward from across the estate.

If you need help, please ring 01276 66798

Please see the leaflet for further details:
01276 66798 for help if isolated

Alongside the Old Dean Community Group, St, Martin’s is one of the local logistic points for the Surrey Heath Prepared Group; a group set up for people in Surrey Heath who are in need of any kind.  St. Martin’s and The Old Dean Community Group are  co-ordinating any referrals sent to them via Surrey Heath Prepared so we can respond using the Old Dean Volunteers to collect shopping, prescriptions, charge up gas and electric key and cards, or deliver a food box.

St. Martin’s are also involved in telephoning people they know in the community (not just congregation members) to bring a little conversation and joy and also offering prayer to those on the Old Dean via facebook or email. We have a dedicated facebook page.

The Hope Hub Surrey Heath – have been helping the homeless into accommodation and working hard to support the last of the homeless by delivering food parcels. Please visit their website if you are able to help with donations of  money or food, or if you are in fear of losing your home, there is a website you can get information from or their facebook page.

We can still be together thanks to our technology through Facebook Live, Zoom and other ways – please see our Facebook page for further details.

Every blessing

Chris (Vicar)