News From Branching Out

I am sure everyone is obeying the lockdown rules imposed by the Government. It is paramount that we all follow the advice which is being given to ensure we are able to put an end to the restrictions imposed on us all. The vaccine programme is being rolled out and the people of Littleport and surrounding villages are now being invited to attend for their jab.
The Branching Out Charity Shop had to close following the Christmas break. Hopefully by the time you read this, things will have changed and all non- essential retail shops are re-opened. If this is not the case, please stay safe.
Despite repeated requests not to do so, we had some problems with donations being left in the doorway during the closure but most people were doing as we ask and not leave anything until the shop re-opens. Thanks.
During lockdown 3 our day service for adults with learning disabilities at Grange Lane has remained open. Those who require a physical service are able to still attend and everyone else is being supported remotely. Our garden is still being maintained and our plants which will be for sale again on the trolley outside our site at 27 Grange Lane Littleport.
There is always a mountain of legislation and paperwork which needs doing at times like this. We are keeping on top of this and also socially distancing and following guidelines. We appreciate the support that we receive from the local community. However, we are unable to produce the usual quantity of handmade items which we sell, both on social media and at the charity shop. If you would like to continue supporting us, we have a Just Giving page – Branching Out – JustGiving. The money we raise is needed to continue the service we offer and make a difference to the lives of the adults who attend our provision.
We wish everybody a safe transition through the pandemic and hope that we will be back to ‘normal’ soon. Take care and keep safe everyone, from the staff, volunteers and people we support at Branching Out. Thanks for your support.

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