As the Community Centre is closed, we are working on co-ordinating help for the community instead. We have kept our staff employed to man the phone lines. We wish everyone in our area the best of luck and hope you all stay safe and well during this outbreak. Please look after each other and take all possible precautions.
Charlbury Community Centre is organising volunteers and staff to deliver items from local shops as needed. If you, or someone you know, is self-isolated and needs food or other items, please contact us on 01608 811878. (Back-up number if you can’t get through is 819253). Equally, anyone who would like to volunteer to help, please call the centre or email Daniela Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can keep a tab for people who need the service and settle later. Items will be left outside your door, together with a receipt, so there is no contact.
For more information please see our new page: self-isolation help This will evolve as we work out what is needed and what can be offered.
When restrictions on movement are relaxed a bit we plan to offer delivery of books and jigsaws to housebound people. Jigsaw puzzles would be on loan and books from the Corner House bookshop would be sold at 50p each. We would be running the Corner House bookshop in the same way as the Corner House did and money would go to them.
Though the centre is closed to the public our Coronavirus help line is manned during the following houra (at other times you can still leave a message or email email@example.com)
We rely on fundraising, grants and donations for about 20% of the running costs of the Community Centre. Regular donations are especially valuable, so we have set up a “Friends of Charlbury Community Centre” scheme. Regular donors have their names appear on the display screen in the lobby, so it is good for those who missed out on the “Buy a Brick” scheme, or for people who are generous enough to want to help on a regular basis. For more details or to join please download this form.
If you make purchases from Amazon (bearing in mind that buying local is better of course!), we’d be really grateful if you could do it through Amazon Smile. If you do so the Thomas Gifford Trust will receive 0.5% of the purchase value. You will need to select Thomas Gifford Trust when you choose the above link or click on this Amazon Smile logo. Thank you!
The phone number is 01608 811878 and it is manned 9-5 weekdays and 9-12.30 at weekends. You can ring us for practical help, shopping etc. We have a big team of volunteers who can help you.
Please click here to see how to support us by volunteering or donating.