Hornsea Crisis Support (HCS) is closing at the end of February after successfully completing the project’s aim.
Spring bags of happiness
The final project followed on from providing Christmas lunches to those isolated or in financial difficulty in the town. The group used their final funding to provide spring bags of happiness to local residents. The bags for some of the towns isolated residents included pancake mix, an Easter Egg and a daffodil bulb plant. They were delivered by volunteers as a surprise to cheer people up, many have been shielding for much of the pandemic.
The group also provided pancake mix and Nutella to Hornsea Pantry for their families and to Hornsea Foodbank. The care homes in the town also received a daffodil planter to help bring spring hope to residents and staff. The spring project has been funded by the last of a National Lottery Grant of £7000 awarded to the group.
Chairman of HCS Andrea Kirk said: “Thank the huge number of volunteers who have helped the project in all the various stages.
“Also a big thank you to the staff at Hornsea Heron for helping source some of the spring bags of happiness items in bulk and to the staff members who kindly donated further items.
“Thank you also to Anna at Petals, Pets and Paws for obtaining the large number of daffodil planters for us and wrapping them just before her busy Valentine’s weekend. This has been a real community effort throughout.
“Lastly a big thank you to Olwen Linsley who set up the project prior to the first lockdown. Olwen had the foresight to see the need for a support group very early on giving Hornsea a very quick Covid community response. Olwen also guided the project through the initial stages in unknown first lockdown waters.”
We look back at the year long Hornsea Crisis Support project in the next edition of the Hornsea & District Community News delivered next week.