Working together to tackle the crisis
Islington has a strong sense of community and once again people from across the borough are coming together to support each other and keep our most vulnerable residents safe against COVID-19.
It is amazing how the borough has responded. Donations to the Islington Giving Crisis Fund top £200,000 today and continue to rise.
The Andover food project has expanded to the Finsbury Park ward and provided food parcels to around 100 local for people for them to collect, or have delivered if they are self-isolating. The council’s estate team is also working hard to support residents who need it by delivering medicines, gas and electricity top up cards and shopping to those who cannot leave their homes.
Community organisations, like Sunnyside Community Gardens is spreading cheer across Islington with projects like #gardeninyourflat which is delivering plants for free to residents on the Elthorne Estate who are self-isolating.
While businesses across the borough are offering their services for free, like making providing use of vans and drivers to ferry Whittington Hospital staff to and from work and making sandwiches for hundreds of frontline council staff at 222 Upper Street.
Thank you to everyone for doing their bit #WeAreIslington
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