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Devizes COVID19 Support
Devizes COVID19 Support came to life following an email sent from my son Joe on the evening of Saturday 21st of March prompting me 'to get the church together and do something about COVID19', and backed up by Mike Wilmott's inspired and timely talk on the subject of hope being where we, as followers of Christ, are called to take it (listen here).
By the Monday we had a coordination team and a real sense of being called together by God to try and make this happen.
What really has made things come together are the connections that St James already had with the organisations of Devizes, and the existing relationships with the people we are now working with.
The flyer was posted on social media on the morning of Tuesday 24th of March 2020, the morning after the PM had announced the country was now in lockdown.
We are not calling those we are providing support to as clients, or customers, or service users. We think of them as none of these things, we think of them as our neighbours.
The coordination team are
Simon Fisher, Call Centre & Operations Coordinator. Devizes Town Council
Laura Mayes. Coordinator. Councillor, Wiltshire Council
Elliot Wallace, Operations &Logistics Coordinator. St James Church Devizes
Jonathan Hunter, Volunteers Coordinator. St James Church Devizes
Kirsty Wilmott, Pastoral Support Coordinator. St James Church Devizes
Joe Brindle, IT Logistics & Social Media. St James Church Devizes
Keith Brindle, Coordinator. Churches Together Devizes.