Local charities up and down the country have been working hard to support those affected by coronavirus. So when two charities wanted to spread the word about the work they were doing in the community, I was only too delighted to help.
As well as preparing and delivering hot meals and essential items, they also provide mental health and well-being support. Based at Stanborough Park Church, they aim to create a network of smaller charities and non profit organisations in Watford.
Sewa Day is a national charity helping feed those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. Its ethos involves performing an act of kindness without expectation of reward.
They are helping all sections of society – from the homeless to refugees. Their workload has undoubtedly been affected by coronavirus and they’ve done an amazing job of coordinating the receipt and delivery of donations to those who are self isolating. They have also been helping local foodbanks and shelters by collecting food bags from people’s front doors.
I interviewed the lead volunteer coordinator for Watford, Dina Bhudia. She gave a remarkable and frank account of how the work the charity is doing is making a huge difference to those who desperately need help.