Who we are, and what we’re doing…
- Peter Boddington
- Sue Boddington
- Stewart Bowen
- Tom Cannon
- Clare Cowell
- Victoria Daniels
- Carolyn Green
- Tim Godfrey
- Nick Hart
- Louise Hodgson
- Hannah Leach
- Alex Ross
- Elsa Thornley
- Nicky, Charlottte and Annabel Fenton
- together with many, many more.
What we can do, and how does it work ?
You will need to register with us. Please contact us by phone or email in the first place so we can explain how this works.
We collect on specific days from all pharmacies and surgeries in Silton, Mere, Gillingham and Wincanton.
Before doing the first collection on your behalf, we will ask you to sign a prescription authorisation form which will be valid until this situation is resolved. We will also collect prescriptions on your behalf if you are pregnant or have children in the house and you wish to avoid unnecessary contact at surgeries and pharmacies. After collection we will deliver these to your home address.
Top up shopping (for those who are isolating)
We can collect a small shopping order from Forge Garages daily and deliver to your home. Please phone the shop beforehand and pay over the phone before collection.
We can also do some top-up shopping for essentials from Waitrose on Mondays and Thursdays and from Morrisons on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please contact us for details.
We can collect and deliver from Wincanton Fruit and Veg, Andrew Barclay butcher and Lovington’s Bakery on Tuesdays and Fridays. We can also collect and deliver from Sprout and Flower and Stourhead Farm Shop on Mondays and Thursdays. Phone your order through a couple of days beforehand and arrange payment over the phone prior to collection. Don’t forget to let us know that a collection is needed.
Emergency vet appointments
We have a volunteer who will transport your dog to the vet in an emergency. This person is an experienced dog handler and has a vehicle equipped with transport crates. Please ring the vet to arrange payment prior to the visit.
Help with getting on-line deliveries set up
If you have never done an online shop and would like to set this up but need some help, please contact us and someone will ring you to talk you through the process. Please note, we won’t ever ask you to share your payment card details with us. If someone offers to assist with online ordering or setting up and asks for this, hang up and contact us.
If you are in need of any goods or services not covered here and you are struggling to connect with providers, please contact us and we will do our best to help you find a solution. We are in contact with a lot of companies and have details of local agencies which might be able to help.
Please give us a ring if you are concerned about a neighbour, relative or friend and want a welfare check or advice about which agencies can help.
Having Some Company
We know that being barred from spending time with others and being cut off from families can be very lonely and anxious. If you are on your own, or feel lonely, and just want to have a talk with someone, you can give us a ring for a chat. We are more than happy to spend a while chatting about this and that.