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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

In times such as these, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the hard bits, the fear, the sensationalised stories and constant streams of statistics. But the above quote from Fred Rogers is such an uplifting one and reminds us that there is always hope. No matter what the crisis, there will always be those prepared to help.
 

Over the weekend Sprechen has been a key part of a committee to quickly roll out a vital campaign to help Winchester Basics Bank who have found themselves urgently needing food to support those in need. Sprechen joined the other volunteers at Winchester Round Table who have risen to the challenge and within just 24 hours we rolled out the #GiveShareFeed campaign.
 

We've used our digital expertise here at Sprechen to provide Winchester Round Table with the digital aspects of their campaign. In just a day we have created Give Share Feed campaign imagery, updated their website with new imagery and vital information, and begun a social media marketing campaign to help get the message to as many people as possible. 
 

This is such a worthy cause and we are delighted to be supporting them. Winchester Basics Bank provides emergency food to those who really need it in our local community. As with many charities and not-for-profit organisations, they have seen a sharp rise in demand for their services over the past few weeks during the Covid-19 crisis.
 

Of course, no Winchester charitable initiative would be complete without Santa would it. And after asking the big man in red himself, we're pleased to say that the food donations will be collected by Winchester Santa Sleigh (another of WRT’s charitable initiatives that Sprechen has been involved with). Santa himself is currently self-isolating so won't be in attendance unfortunately. 
 

Winchester Basics Bank’s aim is to be able to provide emergency food parcels for those in need, with enough tinned and dried food for seven days. So any donations will be going to very grateful individuals and families who really do need it the most.
 

If you’re local to us here in Winchester, you may be wondering:

  • What food can I donate?
  • How will it be collected?
  • What routes will the sleigh be covering and when?
     

For more information including the answers to all these questions, head over to winchesterroundtable.co.uk. You can also find them on social media @winchesterroundtable for live updates.
 

If this coronavirus pandemic has shown us anything, it’s how inspiring and generous our local communities can be. Look for the helpers. And if you are able, join them.