Saltford life with Coronavirus project
The Saltford Community Association (SCA) is proposing to create a collective record of what has been going on in our community during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Two of our residents, Fiona Bell and her daughter Rachel, have come forward to collect stories about your experiences of volunteering – receiving or giving – during the lockdown. The aim is to produce a compilation of the stories in a form that can be easily shared and celebrated, such as a blog and even a book.
Fiona and Rachel have lived in the village for 28 years. Fiona volunteers for the Saltford Hub. Pre-lockdown she was on the library rota and cooked for the Thursday lunch club. Rachel, who is pausing her career in theatre stage management, has experience of transcription work and strong organisational skills to collect all our stories together. They both love a good story!
There are lots of ways to contribute. For example you can write up your own story or they will come and see you to collect your experiences, across an appropriate social distance of course! We would also very much welcome your photos to illustrate these stories, as well as revised lyrics to the songs that you have been creating.
Please contact Fiona and Rachel in the first instance on this email: SaltfordStories@gmail.com or phone them on 01225 873693 and leave a message. No doubt many lovely stories and memories of inspirational kindness will emerge. We would love to hear from you so this ‘learning’ is not lost and we create a lasting reminder of how working together can save the community.
These continue to be exceptional times and, along with the SCA, we appeal to everyone to stay safe and follow Government advice.