Volunteer Falkirk loves to hear about the huge variety of ways people help in their communities. Steph’s work as a professional singer was interrupted by COVID-19, so she quickly put her talents to good use to lift people’s spirits and to raise funds for an organisation who provide food parcels, and other services, in her local area. Steph told us:
“When the lockdown started my partner and I discussed ways in which we could help our community. As I worked as singer prior to COVID, we thought we could try to cheer everyone up with an hour of music in our street every couple of weeks. From that first week I realised people really enjoyed it and I started reaching a lot of people through live streams also, so we thought we could use the platform to do some good.
I decided Roots community group would be the best option for the donations to go to, as I know how hard they work to help so many people in different ways, in my local area. I have at one point had to rely on food banks for myself and my children and so thought what better way to give back. In the end the community managed to raise over £1000.
I have also done some safely distanced singing at care homes for the residents, just to try and spread a little cheer as far as possible at this difficult time. It has been amazing to see our little community come together to help anyone in need.”