The move into Tier 4 last week as a result of increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Rother and Hastings, and elsewhere, has led to more shops closing, and more job losses, and those involved may not get immediate help – particularly as the holidays start – and Rye Food Bank expects to be busy.
However another source of help could be Jempsons as they will be open for much of the period, and work closely with the Food Bank in terms of raising money and supplying food, and Stephen Jempson reminded me of an appeal they made back in November which said:
“An appeal : We are acutely aware that some are suffering badly as a result of the pandemic. Please let us know if you or anyone you know has been affected. There is no need to suffer un-necessarily. We have created a hardship fund for those in the local community and expect it to be used.
All correspondence will be totally private and no PR or advertising will result from any contribution given or forwarded to those in need. Please email all details to mail@Jempsons.com. Stephen Jempson”
This was first published in November and, in light of the likely continuing lockdown after Christmas in what can be one of the hardest parts of the year, Rye News wanted to publicise all available sources of help.
Image Credits: Jempson's .