Our Bevy Meals on Wheels service continues to grow, with volunteers delivering meals across Moulsecoomb and Bevendean and checking in on some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Many of our volunteers have dropped us a line to let us know how they’ve been getting on, here’s what they told us…
Fi got involved as a volunteer as she is friends with one of the Bevy team.
She says “It was Baz who initially told me you needed drivers to deliver the Bevy Meals on Wheels a few weeks ago and Helen signed me up immediately – I’ve since been working with Sue, kitchen portering a day a week, and delivering the other days – all of it keeping me off the streets and out of mischief!!
I’ve enjoyed all of it so far – working with lots of fun, committed ‘colleagues’ at the pub, getting my hands dirty, sorting ingredients and the deliveries etc, along with meeting so many lovely elderly and/ or vulnerable people on the different routes, having a chat, making sure they are okay, feeling useful and cheering their days (hopefully) and definitely improving mine…”
Whilst out delivering last week, Fi was even serenaded by one of her neighbours on violin who then gave her a donation for the Meals on Wheels and said he’s very happy that the Bevy has provided such a lovely service for people!
And she sent us this cheery picture from Coldean Lane, on her way to her final drop off last Friday, telling us “Beautiful, urban bluebells – made my day even better…!! Loving being useful and being part of the Bevy experience…!”
Volunteer Candy told us about some of the people she’s been delivering Meals on Wheels to,
“Tanya has health issues and can’t go out. She is always so grateful when I see her. Lovely lady who says the Bevy Meals on Wheels deliveries are an absolute godsend. Ray is a lovely gentleman who likes a little chat, always positive and never complains. And Marie lives next door to her mother Jean who has dementia and needs a little looking after. Marie is so pleased that Jean gets her Bevy Meals on Wheels delivery, takes the pressure off.”
Volunteer Ayami has been out delivering Bevy Meals on Wheels by bicycle to Jubilee court.
Ayami said “I’m glad to be able to play some part for the community as a volunteer even though what I can do is small. It’s also cheering my spirit up in this lockdown to be able to see Helen and others working together and exchanging greetings. I hope I’m delivering that same driving energy alongside of the hot food to those people in self isolation.”
Ayami also sent us a photo of our superstar Helen Jones, who is coordinating the meals at The Bevy alongside chef Marco and our wonderful team of volunteers.
We’re so grateful for everything our team is doing to make sure the food gets to those in our community who need it. Many of the recipients of our Meals on Wheels are able to pay for their meals themselves but we are still fundraising for those who can’t afford them.
If you’d like to donate to help support some of the most vulnerable people in our community, anything you can afford would make a difference, providing healthy meals to people who need them. You can donate directly here: https://www.thebevy.co.uk/donate