Could you become a Snow Angel and help older and vulnerable people in the Upton area of Chester during the cold, winter months?
A call has gone out to recruit volunteers to help clear snow from paths, pick up shopping and prescriptions, help with dog walking or just be a friendly listening ear for residents.
Cllr Jill Houlbrook said: “Anyone volunteering to be a Snow Angel will have an important role and could be a vital lifeline for an elderly or vulnerable Upton resident or simply a friend when one is needed.
“Volunteers are needed and if you can spare an hour or two, please come forward.”
All equipment and protective clothing are provided along with full training and support given by Chester Voluntary Action. Volunteers must be willing to have background checks.
Cllr Keith Board, lead champion for older people said: “Snow Angels can really make a big difference to an older or vulnerable person who may be struggling or indeed house-bound because of bad, winter weather.
“I would also like to encourage people to register on the scheme if they think they need some extra help during the winter.
“I am also delighted that Age UK Cheshire is able to provide winter warmth packs to older people in Upton who register on the scheme, through the support of the Duke of Westminster.”
The project is part of the wider Keeping Well in West Cheshire programme which is supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group, and West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
To register to become a Snow Angel, please contact Chester Voluntary Action on 01244 323 527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to receive help and support from a Snow Angel or know a friend, colleague or neighbour who you feel could benefit, then contact 01606 813 348 to register.