Village’s drive for volunteers

Volunteers are needed for a village care project.

The scheme is being co-ordinated by Ashover’s All Saints Church Council member Neil Banner and will see a ‘cobweb’ of ‘phone friends’ throughout the village.

Mr Banner said: “The primary objective is to avoid the kind of tragedy recently experienced in Cumbria during the recent snow showers where two elderly people died from hypothermia after falling outside their homes.

“There is no question about the need for a scheme of this kind. During the recent heavy snowfalls, one church member received three calls for help in just a couple of days.”

He added: “Volunteers will not be expected to undertake rescue or aid missions by themselves. Where a problem arises which cannot be resolved easily and quickly, requests for help will be referred without delay to the appropriate professional agency.”

To get involved contact Neil Banner on 01246 590002.