As One Stockport launches to encourage Stockport’s diverse communities, voluntary organisations, schools and local businesses to help shape the future of the borough, many communities have already being harnessing the new-found sense of community spirit found as we have all been impacted by coronavirus.
Since lockdown, many groups from across the whole borough have been coming up with their own individual ideas to bring a smile to the faces of friends, family, neighbours and colleagues as we all adjust to the impact of coronavirus.
Residents of the 4 Heatons got together to create the Heaton’s Zoo by creating of over 100 animal exhibits in their front gardens for the community to enjoy. They raised over £7,000 for Chester Zoo.
Stockport Spiderman and other Superheroes & Disney characters have been walking around the streets of Stockport to cheer up local children and residents while also raising money for the NHS.
‘For the love of scrubs’ – a group of Stockport sewers, and there were hundreds of them, came together to sew scrubs and masks for the hospital staff, for doctors surgeries and for Care Homes with fabric donated by many people across the borough.
‘Ted and Ed’ – the giant teddy bears on Alvaston Avenue in the Heatons drew visitors from all over Stockport who came to see what they were doing today. Every day was different!
All Saints Church in Heaton Norris have been giving away donated fruit and vegetables to anyone who needs it.
Raja Bros on Shaw Road in Heaton Moor have been offering free delivery to anyone who needs it.
‘Handy Ladies’ (a cleaning company) prepared meals and food parcels for their most vulnerable clients during lockdown.
A Tavola, the Sicilian restaurant in Reddish, gave out free meal vouchers to NHS staff and other key workers.
Hazel Grove Mutual Aid have helped hundreds of people with companion calls, shopping, dog walking, prescription collection and delivery, furniture moving, welfare visits and much more to support our local community and are ready to organise community events so no one feels isolated and alone.
We’d love to hear what you and your community have been doing. Send your stories to One Stockport and we will put them on the website.