Weekly Round-Up

Delivering essentials to the community

Since we launched the Helpline on Wednesday we have received many calls for support from the community.

So far we have been able to support 150 isolating households with help, including delivery of essential groceries and prescriptions and checking-in on distant relatives.

One helpline user was Ed's elderly Dad.

“My Dad has medical complications and was able to call the Helpline for his prescription”


As of this morning (27th March), we had 60 volunteers who are helping with deliveries, phoning a friend, dog-walking and other tasks to support the community.

Will Thurbin, CRAB Coordinator says

“Thank you to all of you for volunteering. The community has been incredibly supportive in coming forward and giving up their time. We will be needing you in the coming weeks.”.

In the media

We have had coverage in the County Press, Island Echo, OnTheWight and on Isle of Wight radio this week which has spread the word about the Helpline service, and generated many hits to the website (as of last night we’d had 540 visits).

Please help us get the word out about CRAB Niton so we can reach more people who may need help. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates. Help us spread the word but not the virus!

“Coronavirus: Clap for Carers”

Last night many of us took to our doorsteps to show our appreciation for the NHS, doctors, nurses and medical staff and carers.

Here are some stand out shots from last night as the country went blue to show support for the NHS.

Pictured: Wembley Stadium; Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street; Lincoln Cathedral; All on the Board London Underground; Stonehenge; Belfast City Hall