The Wythenshawe community is pulling together in the face of Covid 19.
This week Wythenshawe Foodbank thanked local businesses and the community for their support as well as Wythenshawe Community Housing Group who donated a vehicle for the distribution of food to those in need.
A spokesman said: “We are receiving a lot of demand for our service. We are seeing an incredible rallying around of the community and if you want to get in touch with Wythenshawe Food bank you can get in touch through our social media.”
Express Solicitors dontated £1000 to the foodbank.
What a week so far at our foodbank. #FridayMotivation #ThankYou #communityspirit #FoodbankFriday pic.twitter.com/JlNoujyyVS— Wythenshawe Foodbank (@wythfoodbank) March 20, 2020
The United Estates of Wythenshawe gym closed last night following government advice but earlier last week was helping deliver food to those in need and provided a space for people to chat.
In the 23 years since we opened we have NEVER missed a Saturday. Today we will not be open. We closed our doors at 8pm last night in accordance with the Govt. To all our customers, WE WILL BE BACK (say it in an Arnie voice). Take care everyone and we will see you all soon #uew— United Estates of Wythenshawe (@united_estates1) March 21, 2020
A Facebook group – Wythenshawe COVID 19 Community Support – has been established with nearly 4000 followers and is coordinating support for the most vulnerable in the town.
And Tesco in Baguley will will be opening its doors early on Sunday morning exclusively for health workers from Wythenshawe Hospital as a thank you for their hard work during the crisis.
To NHS Staff from Tesco— Kieran Jones (@baguleycomchamp) March 19, 2020
From this Sunday as a thank you for all your hard work and in understanding the difficult hours you work.We will be allowing you into our large stores an hour before we open to shop. All we ask is that you bring some ID with you to show you work in the NHS pic.twitter.com/ULLETuSdd4
Community Centres in Wythenshawe will be changing the way it provides its services from Monday March 23. Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre and Benchill Community Centre will be closed except for the distribution of lunch-packs for the vulnerable at the venues between 12.00 and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday.
#Covid_19 #Wythenshawe #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/dr88JGBi0w— Benchill Community Centre (@benchillcomcent) March 20, 2020
And Wythenshawe Good Neighbours Project is also involved in co-ordinating services in the community.
It’s weekend and you may be organising how you are going to continue to care for your older relative? Wythenshawe have amazing community groups geared up to connect people to the things they need. Wythenshawe Good Neighbours is one of them. Give them a call. pic.twitter.com/9S3CGHtGDN— WythyGoodNeighbours (@TheGPprojects) March 21, 2020
COVID 19 has also hit sport in the town, with all league games suspended until further notice. But the clubs have been doing their bit for the community.
Our chairman has been doing his bit to lift the spirits in the community by delivering chocolates to the NHS staff at Wythenshawe Hospital who have been working so tirelessly🙌🏻🍫— Wythenshawe Town FC (@WTFC1946) March 18, 2020
Top stuff, Chris!🤝 pic.twitter.com/jpLvgarQmx