Here to Help: Where to get help in Fakenham during the coronavirus outbreak

People and groups across our area are offering help to others amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture

People and groups across our area are offering help to others amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People in Fakenham are rallying to provide help to the vulnerable in their communities.

fakenham town sign

fakenham town sign - Credit: Archant

Here are the people and groups that are providing help in the town. We will be adding to this list on a rolling basis:

•Fakenham food service is offering an array of food. There is free delivery within ten miles, or you can collect from the depot in Fakenham, NR21 8NW. They are on 01328 851400

•The Gallows, Fakenham sports centre have paired with Grocott and Murfit and The Chequers in Binham to deliver free hot lunches to all members over 70s. Orders should be made by 6pm by contacting Sally in 07810203968. Delivery by Grocott & Murfit between 12.30pm-2pm.

•The Norfolk Agents are open for business and happy to help drop supplies to the elderly and vulnerable as we pass through local villages. Contact us on 01328 862395 or info@thenorfolkagents.co.uk

Fakenham's Thursday market PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

Fakenham's Thursday market PICTURE: Matthew Farmer - Credit: Archant


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•CD’s Diner and Fish bar is delivering takeaway food and every day essential around Fakenham, orders can be made 07955205893.

•Sculthorpe Aviator is offering a takeaway/delivery service of pub food and drinks for Sculthorpe and neighbouring villages. Orders can be made 01328 856744.

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•The Crown and Bella Corona Italian Restaurant will deliver food to the elderly and vulnerable. They are on 01328 855278.

•Anglian Chauffeur Service has launched a home delivery service which will bring essential food and drink to people within a 10-mile radius of Fakenham. They will also provide SMEs within the food and drink sector a driver and vehicle so that they can continue supplying their customers who are isolated at home. 07500 787477.

•Patrick Payne and volunteers from Fakenham have set up a group to help anyone in isolation to get supplies. People can either post directly on the page, private message the notice board, or contact them on 07746 178536.

•Charlie Harbour is offering dog walks and vet visits in Fakenham and surrounding areas - she is on 07710 532600 (text or call), or on ‘Harbour Hounds Norfolk’ Facebook page or email harbourhoundsnorfolk@gmail.com.

•The Original Factory Shop announced that it will give older customers exclusive access to all its stores from 8.30am-9.30am from Monday to Thursday, until further notice.

•Drifters fish and chip shop said they would increase their delivery staff, and introduce a contactless service. Drivers will now alert their customers when the food is on their doorstep for collection. They are on 01328 863229.

•Papworth’s Butchers have begun a delivery service around the town to support people if they go into isolation. They are on 01328 855039.

•Fakenham Pharmacy is offering an ‘our patients first’ scheme in which customers can get their prescriptions delivered to them. However, both delivery drivers are over 70, so if they are told to isolate then the service could be disrupted.

If you are doing something to help in your community, email aaron.mcmillan@archant.co.uk

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