We have now passed the landmark figure of 100 households receiving support from our Rainford Volunteers. Each volunteer is providing essential help to dedicated recipients so they have become familiar faces. Shopping and collecting prescriptions are among the important tasks but, if you are someone living alone, just a phone call can make a huge difference in lifting spirits.

A lot is spoken about the community spirit in Rainford and how residents come together when needed. Our volunteers have demonstrated the Rainford character at its recognisable best; a quiet decency, generosity and an overwhelming desire to help others.

On behalf of all in the village, I offer a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers for their selfless dedication and enormous support in these challenging times.