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Good neighbours

[Updated 2 April 2020]

The West Cambridge community are collaborating and helping one another in the difficult times of the current pandemic.

A noticeboard outside Sainsburys, Eddington, offered help with grocery shopping, picking up necessities, walking the dog, 'a friendly chat and more' with the contact details of Hope Bretscher and David Palecek.

David, 32, who is a researcher at the University of Cambridge said "I saw the numbers related to the coronavirus and I thought that it would be really important to offer help specifically to older people."

They have currently helped a 63-year-old man living in Eddington who has displayed mild symptoms of Coronavirus.

"He's also not originally from here so he doesn't know anyone. That's why I think he turned to us.

"He's in the second week of staying at home. We are shopping for him and he's doing pretty well." David says.

It's uplifting to hear that even during a pandemic, West Cambridge is coming together and demonstrating community spirit.

At the time of writing, Cambridgeshire has 177 positive cases of COVID-19.

Written by
Sama Ansari Pour

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