Tuesday 12th May 2020 – Day Fifty

Good morning all!

Today marks 50 days of Lockdown – wow can you believe it.
To support you through this period we can offer the following:

  • Regular phone call (even daily)
  • Support with shopping
  • Free Food Parcel
  • Zoom activities
  • Signposting you to advice (benefits, IT problems, health related)

Please get in touch if you need help!


What can I share with you today?




Thank you to everyone who has forwarded their wonderful support and comments to me regarding the Food Bank Project organised by Covent Garden Community Centre / 7 Dials Club. It is really gratifying to hear that so many people are benefiting from the service: here are some comments forwarded by the community:-

From Sue:  “Free food offered on a weekly basis from the good folks at the Covent Garden Community Centre and the 7Dials Club. On offer a variety of food from ready meals to fresh veg. Kind of pot luck depending on what is delivered to the food bank. Free delivery, if you are not able to get out.”

From Tunde (Peabody Trust):I want to thank you for your involvement in the Food Bank that is taking place in the local community.  The residents who are receiving it are grateful for the support and certainly inform me how great the packages are; additionally it is at this time that I think people really learn the meaning of the word community as it is demonstrated through action in the form of the food bank.”

Thank you once again for the amazing work that you and the team are doing in the community and through the Food Bank.

Foodbank – We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please register.

  • Self Isolation due to symptoms
  • Isolation due to vulnerable or shielded status
  • Income reduction because of lockdown & crisis measures
  • Income reduction while waiting for benefits to arrive
  • Homeless

Go to Registration Form



Honey CakeFrom Chris T:

Honey Peanut Butter Banana Mug Cake

Came across this recipe and it reminded me that there’s lots of mug Cakes people can make in the microwave if they’re looking for a quick dessert fix.

Download Recipe




From Chris B:

Brave – Virtual Performance.
With so many key workers bravely keeping us safe and keeping things moving, the London Gay Men’s Chorus wanted to give their thanks with a little video they’ve put together. More than 80 of their members recorded their own videos in isolation, at home, on their own equipment.



DrawingsFrom Lesley:

Here are some of my Mum’s Drawings which she is very happy for you to share and hope it encourages someone else to pick up a pencil.

Helen had said she wasn’t very artistic so had been quite surprised at what she has achieved and Dawn’s (from Queen’s Gallery) encouragement has definitely been an influence here!



From Genia:

Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home.
From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

Here is the link:




From Tudor Allen (Senior Archivist):

Visit our website “Events and Exhibitions” section where we have a number of things of interest and which we are planning to build up over the  coming weeks.

Here is the link



From Dan:

Helpline for LGBTQ+ Londoners – Switchboard.

A helpline supporting LGBTQ+ people, is seeing an increase in calls to the helpline, with nearly every person talking about covid-19. They’ve heard from older people suffering from new levels of isolation.

Their helpline number is 0300 330 0630 and they also have email and live chat support information. 



From Theresa:

This is rather well written & interesting;
The economic impact of coronavirus: analysis from Imperial experts. Academics and researchers from Imperial College London have provided analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19.

Here’s the Link





From Sam – words of wisdom and humour, while we survive lockdown

Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can’t see

Our phones fall, we panic.

Our friends fall, we laugh.



That’s all for now!

You can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe