Message from Primrose Hill’s Jonathan Harris, who runs the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme:

Many of our neighbours at Oldfield’s Estate are over 70 years old, vulnerable and self isolating with existing health problems. Some are unable to go out at all and struggle to access limited services.

Our community have come together to set up a FREE shop in Oldfield’s building. Offering non perishable food items, toiletries, laundry & cleaning products, it will be managed by the Oldfield team. But they need donations from all of us to make it work.

Here’s their Current shopping list:

Tinned vegetables; tinned fish; tinned meat; tinned fruit; tinned soup; tinned puddings; cooking sauces; cereals; tea, coffee, hot chocolate; honey; sugar; pasta, rice, lentils, couscous; bottled water, fruit juice, UHT milk; snacks – biscuits, crackers, cakes – crisps; toiletries (male & female); laundry – soap powder, cleaning products.

As we get organised our aim is to also provide daily newspapers, fresh fruit & veg, meats, milk, cheese etc Drop off point – Anthony’s Deli, 145 Regent’s Park Rd Please support if you can

UPDATE from organiser Helen Sweeney Dougan (@primrosecommunitydogs):

Primrose Hill Butchers confirmed to donate 100 eggs plus bacon & sausages every Wednesday
– The drop off box at Anthony’s Deli full – emptied and ready to receive more donations
– We are talking with Post Office and Shepards about accounts set up for those who are self isolating and want to donate – newspapers etc
– We are meeting with Oldfield management tomorrow to take over the first drop off donations
-We are also working direct with Primrose Hill Pharmacy doing the daily prescription drops to Oldfield and others in the community who are housebound

Helen says: “Thanks everyone for all that we are doing as a community for our dear friends in Oldfield.”

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