Encouraging support for Leighton Buzzard residents this winter
A local campaign has been launched by Leighton Buzzard residents to encourage everyone to support those who are struggling this winter, especially neighbours experiencing loneliness.
There are 40,000 residents in Leighton Buzzard. 40,000 individuals that make this town what it is. It has been a tough year for every one, for each a unique experience, with its highs and lows.
With new Covid-19 restrictions, winter coming and Christmas on the horizon, there are more challenges ahead. Especially so for those with limited or no support networks and those experiencing loneliness. That’s why we call on residents of Leighton Buzzard to reach out to someone in their street, neighbourhood or local community.
People are struggling, so lets be there for one another and show the strong community spirit that exists in Leighton Buzzard, because there are #40,000 reasons to care.
The campaigns aim is to highlight that simple actions don’t need to cost money or take time, but can really make a difference. This could be making a Christmas decoration for someone living alone, ringing an elderly relative or neighbour, or simply smiling and making eye contact in the street. The campaign website www.reasonstocare.org.uk lists ideas of what you can do and organisations you can volunteer with or reach out to if you need support yourself.
Simple suggestions will be posted on social media throughout December 2020 and you can follow the campaign on Twitter (@Reasons2Care), Facebook (40,000 Reasons to Care (Leighton Buzzard) or Instagram (reasonstocarelb).
Try a simple action today….
Write a Christmas card or cheerful letter to someone you know who may be feeling lonely
Offer to wrap Christmas presents for a neighbour who struggles with that task
Have a mince pie moment – doorstep deliver a mince pie to someone who needs cheering up
Share what you’ve done to help give other people ideas by posting pictures and sharing your actions #40,000ReasonsToCare – we are hoping to see 100s of acts shared and many more undertaken before the end of December.
Please make sure you do this safely
Follow the latest government rules around Covid-19