Chaldon Cares has certainly brought the Chaldon community together making it an even more sought after village. Chaldon Cares has revealed the generosity and compassion from its’ residents. Whether it be collecting shopping, a conversation with a neighbour, donating to the newly created hardship fund or helping cook and deliver 180 portions of fish and chips, Chaldon Cares now has over 50 volunteers planning, organising and supporting the village group.
Local pub Landlords Becky & Dave Cox (The Harrow) have been cooking Fish and Chips at their premises every Friday. Volunteers then deliver these to local homes. Becky and Dave have done an amazing job and thank you to Shauna and Sarah who box the food ready for delivery and of course the delivery drivers too.
District Councillor Bob Milton recently explained, “We have a wonderful opportunity emerging from this terrible pandemic with stronger, more caring and more tolerant communities and in Chaldon we are determined not to allow that opportunity to pass. Chaldon Cares will live on past the pandemic”.
Chaldon Cares Hardship Fund has been created to provide financial support for those who have been affected financially as a result of the pandemic. A total of £1,800 has been paid out so far for items such as food, utilities and rent and the funds have all been raised via donations from residents in both Chaldon and Caterham. The team are extremely grateful for all the donations made to date. If you are able to donate towards the fund or if you live in Chaldon or Caterham, and need financial help because of the pandemic, please contact the team at: email@example.com or on 01883 336631 who will respond and let you know how they can help.