People in Levenmouth urged to volunteer

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Fifers are being urged to give up their time and volunteer with groups which are helping people in the Levenmouth area.

BRAG, a charity which runs projects in the Levenmouth area, has made big changes due to the coronavirus crisis, working around the problems to continue to offer help.

The Square Start project, which it runs along with Fife Gingerbread, works with folk who feel isolated. However, most of the activities the team used to organise relied on close contact with families.

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Family activity nights, cooking on a budget sessions, family exercises, Bookbug sessions and coffee mornings all had to be cancelled.

Rather than stop Square Start, the team have worked around the issue.

Bookbug sessions are now delivered through the Facebook page via live video, a private group has been set up for registered families who have also been supplied with family boxes, filled with ingredients for cooking on a budget, recipes, craft items and activities and treats and sweets.

The team then uploads videos of them taking families through the method of cooking the meals.

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The families then post pictures of the meals and the crafts they made on the private group wall.

The Levenmouth Together team, which organises events in the area, has also had to make changes, after one of its events was cancelled and the three-day ‘Fair in the Square’ was postponed.

The Levenmouth Together and Square Start staff have teamed up and have been doing all they can to make this crisis as easy as possible for the Levenmouth community.

Joining forces with food project, the People’s Pantry, and Fife Council, they have used the BRAG van to deliver boxes of essential supplies to 38 local families.

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These boxes contain goods that have been kindly donated by local businesses including Lidl, Stuart’s, Aldi, Fife Creamery and FareShare.

The team have also been helping at the People’s Pantry, serving the members who can visit and delivering food parcels to the members who are self-isolating.

“Now, more than ever before our communities need us,” said BRAG’s managing director Brian Robertson-Fern.

“During these unprecedented times our communities need those who are fit and able to pitch in and help.

“You too can do your bit. The scheme is called helping hands and is being managed by Fife Voluntary Action.

“Email [email protected] or call 0800 3896046.”