CROFT GOOD NEIGHBOURS

We support people in the Community
Making Croft an even friendlier place

 

07590 246386
Mon-Fri   9am-5pm

We got an award!

Croft Good Neighbours were runner-up in this year’s Blaby District Council Community Awards.Thanks to all who have contributed to make our group a valued service to the Croft community.

In addition to our volunteer drivers who give residents lifts to medical appointments, collect prescriptions, do the shopping or simple DIY, volunteers from Croft Good Neighbours have also delivered over 230 food boxes during the pandemic. This award recognises the work they do.


What We Do

The Croft Good Neighbour scheme provides short term assistance for the residents of Croft through the help of local volunteers, all of whom have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The scheme also endeavours to encourage self-help, friendship and neighbourliness within the local community. The scheme is for everyone regardless of age, including those who are self-isolating due to Covid so if you are in need of help, please get in touch.

How we can help

The above list is not exhaustive and if you have something else with which you would like help, please call us.

 

How the Scheme Works

  1. Ring the telephone co-ordinator to discuss your needs
    07590 246386 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
  2. If no-one is available you can leave a message and we'll get back to you
  3. Once we've talked to you we'll then locate a suitable volunteer.
  4. The co-ordinator will call you back to confirm arrangements and the name of your assigned volunteer

Transport within the village/parish boundary is free. There is a charge for transport outside the Parish boundaries (50p a mile) to cover a volunteer's costs. The zones within which we can offer transport (max. 10 miles) are shown on the Zone Map

Become a Volunteer!

If you would like to enquire about becoming a volunteer member of Croft Good Neighbours, please call the number above, or email us - contact@croftgoodneighbours.com

Croft Good Neighbours Committee

Chair: Kath Muir

Secretary: Deb Summers

Treasurer: Janet Thompson

Members:
Kath Akoslovski
Ray Armstrong
Geoff Bodycote
Brian Castledine
Pippa Chapman
Chris Greenhill
Julie Halliwell
Gillian Nuttall
Marjie Smith
Rachel Summers
Julie Wilkins
Diane Wing

In Memoriam
Brian Whittaker

We were so very saddened to hear of Brian’s death on February 3rd 2020.

He was a founding member of Croft Good Neighbours and he made a huge contribution to our community. He touched so many people by his generosity of spirit and his readiness to help. We will truly miss him and his fun personality. He was always willing to take part in activities that benefitted the community and gave joy to others.

It was a real privilege to know him. Brian was someone who simply made Croft a better place to be.

 



We would like to acknowledge the support of Blaby District Council and the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council (RCC) in helping us to set up this project.