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Open Hands

25th June 2020 | Community

Open Hands is a Leicester based charity, part of the Trinity Live Church located in Upper Tichborne Street, Highfields, (off London Road). Since the Covid-19 crisis was recognised as a pandemic and the effect, detrimentally affecting the welfare of many families, Open Hands, through contact with individuals and families, has a network to hand of the people in need of basic provisions. However, this only works through voluntary contributions.

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Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital June Update

25th June 2020 | Community

As many of you are aware, the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital is a village based charity, now in its 36th year. It takes in around 5000 sick, injured or orphaned animal cases every year, with the aim of returning these back to the wild when fit and well. 

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Kibworth Village Hall - An Opportunity Taken

13th June 2020 | Community

Given the amount of planning and anticipation we had for future events, it was with great sadness that the Village Hall has had to close its doors due to Government advice. That marked the end of the free VE Day lunch we were planning to host for the over 75’s, along with several Community Cinema screenings. It has also meant the cancellation of the Pre-School, Dance classes, Martial arts, Yoga, Pilates, the Kibworth Chronicle lay-up and numerous other events and societies who use the Village Hall on a regular basis. We sincerely hope that everyone involved in these organisations is keeping safe during this difficult and challenging time.

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Coronavirus: Extracts from my Journal

13th June 2020 | Community, Coronavirus

These are strange and scary times as the COVID-19 pandemic grips the planet. As of yesterday, the UK is in lockdown. This means that nobody is allowed to leave their homes except to shop for food and medicines, to care for a vulnerable person, to exercise once a day or to go to work only if it isn’t possible to work from home. Prior to that, we were asked to carry out social distancing, a minimum of 2m from another person, with a ban on all gatherings. This pandemic is merciless, nobody could ever have imagined anything so frightening could happen in our lifetimes. The schools and universities closed last week for the majority of pupils, it’s highly unlikely any of them will return for a summer term, and exams have been cancelled.

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Storytelling in Lockdown

13th June 2020 | Community, Coronavirus

At the beginning of Lockdown, when schools were issuing guidance to parents about how to organise home schooling during the forthcoming weeks, my son and daughter in law prepared a timetable for the children’s daily activities. This included traditional learning, reading, maths, writing practice etc but also some more creative and diverting sessions such as painting and physical exercises. I knew the parents would be under pressure as they were both trying to work from home (one part-time and the other full-time) as well as home schooling, so I asked if I could help with any of the activities. After having my arm practically pulled off, I agreed to do a “Storytime” session via Facebook for half an hour every weekday in the 3 to 3.30pm slot.

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Storytelling in Lockdown

13th June 2020 | Community, Coronavirus

At the beginning of Lockdown, when schools were issuing guidance to parents about how to organise home schooling during the forthcoming weeks, my son and daughter in law prepared a timetable for the children’s daily activities. This included traditional learning, reading, maths, writing practice etc but also some more creative and diverting sessions such as painting and physical exercises. I knew the parents would be under pressure as they were both trying to work from home (one part-time and the other full-time) as well as home schooling, so I asked if I could help with any of the activities. After having my arm practically pulled off, I agreed to do a “Storytime” session via Facebook for half an hour every weekday in the 3 to 3.30pm slot.

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