Help is Here: Covid-19 Response2020-08-09T12:53:54+01:00

Help is Here: Covid-19 response

In partnership with Morrisons, SOS began delivering food drops in April, to date we have delivered upwards of 2,200 parcels.

We would like to record our thanks to SOS committee members Kieth Culvin and Ste Monaghan for their drive and determination in making this happen. Thanks also to Carol Kelly, James North and their team at Morrisons in Speke, Liverpool, who spent hours collating and bagging all of the food.

Finally thanks to our intrepid taxi drivers, Tony Caveney, Frank Doherty, Philly Taylforth and (Evertonian) Phil Hardwick who volunteered their time to make all of the deliveries.

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve all we have without the volunteers who stepped up to aid those who needed it most.

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It isn’t only SOS who have been active.

Others, groups and individuals, around Liverpool and Merseyside have rallied to help, donating time, food and money where needed:

@anhourforothers, @kirkdaleboxing1 @transalpono0 @SFoodbanks @fikaliverpool @MerseyPPEHub @scrubhublpool @cityofliverpool @aBOSSnight @SpionKop1906

This fan activism has been documented with a short film by Harvey Morrison @Harveymovideo music by @JamieWebster94.

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We are currently donating all new SOS membership fees towards essential PPE for NHS staff & care workers in conjunction with Lydiat Learning Trust / @LLTPPE.

We’ve had an amazing response so far and as a result we have helped create 700 protective visors for frontline workers.

Sign up today: spiritofshankly.com/membership

Donate to Help is Here

1) Log into PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

2) Send to email:

treasurer@spiritofshankly.com

3) Enter your donation

Thank you so much for my parent’s food parcel, they were very surprised as I hadn’t told them just in case one didn’t get to them. They were overwhelmed.

I have had symptoms this week so I haven’t been able to get them anything, so hopefully this will stop my dad from having to go the shop for essentials.

Many thanks, keep up the amazing work.

Thank you so much for the delivery of food to Harry. He’s just rang me and he’s absolutely thrilled.

He said he was running out of food and going out tomorrow and now he doesn’t have to.

I’m in tears here and I know he’s now safe. Thank you all again, you are real life angels x

Thank you for the food bags, they have all been distributed.

If you manage to get any more please keep us on your list as I have lots of families who live in extreme poverty who would greatly benefit. Thank you again, you have made such a big difference x

A couple of days ago, my Mum received what she described as ‘two big bags of shopping ‘ on her doorstep. She is very independent as you know.

But as a 79 year old she is.self isolating and finding this difficult to get used to.

I just wanted to send some heartfelt thanks from myself and the rest of the family for this incredible act of kindness.

You will be aware that Arthur has been pretty unwell recently. He is now in a care home and we are currently not allowed to visit.

So this food delivery is just another indication that many people are thinking of us at this time.

Please pass our thanks on to all your incredible members. YNWA.

Me Grandma got a food parcel off use before , she’s 94 and was proper made up with what she got.

Nice one for that. Boss what youse are doing.

I’ve just phoned her she said to tell you thank you and god bless you all x

Hope you are all keeping safe and well as best we all can at the moment x

On behalf of Merseycare Phlebotomy service I would like to thank you for the lovely surprise of supplies received today as arranged by yourself.

It was a lovely thought and was a welcome surprise for the staff. On behalf of myself and the team “thank you for thinking about us.”

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