COMMUNITY NEWS

RBKC Council has lots of information and advice regarding Coronovirus. Visit their web page www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 for full information

Coronavirus testing if you have symptoms

RBKC has lots of information about booking a test HERE

Coronavirus testing if you DO NOT have symptoms

Residents of K&C without Coronavirus symptoms can get a rapid community test at Kensington Town Hall and Kensington Leisure Centre over the new year weekend and throughout January, no booking required. More info HERE

REMEMBERING GRENFELL THREE YEARS ON 14 JUNE 2020

An online service of remembrance and reflection hosted by Grenfell United. Watch it HERE

A Memorial Service hosted by Relative Justice Humanity, led by Bishop Graham Tomlin and other Faith Leaders can be seen HERE

Tadpoles Nursery

Tadpoles Nursery is open for children of frontline workers in the NHS. If you know of any families for whom this might be helpful, please contact the Head (who is also a St Philips parishioner) Claire Dimpfl at tadpolesnursery@gmail.com

Families with 5’s and should look at Tadpoles clubs on Instagram iGTV were they are posting stories, games, recipes and songs all delivered by the Tadpoles teachers, including Claire. You can search Tadpoles Clubs IGTV and will find the posts.

THANK YOU TO OUR LOCKDOWN VOLUNTEERS!

We couldn't have supported our community without them!

This is Emma who has delivered food boxes and orders of service to members of the St Philips congregation and community on a weekly basis since the beginning of lockdown (almost 3 months... how can it be that long!!). Thank you Emma. You and our army of wonderful volunteers have been amazing.

A big THANK YOU to Fresh Food for the Frontline and St Barnabas Church

Fresh Food for the Frontline are a charity that provide NHS staff and others - St Philips parishioners included - healthy weekly food box. They are filled with one weeks worth of food: fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, butter and eggs all sourced from farms in the Cotswolds.

"Having been in isolation since early March, I'd like to say thanks a million, for so much shopping to Ros, Jamie and Pippa (tirelessly thinking of everyone) - as well as the Bountiful St Barnabas' Boxes delivered by Roz, and also Simon from St Philips! Chris Luxton

You can help Fresh Food for the Frontline by donating to the crowd funder https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-hamilford

Frontlime Immune Support Fundraiser

St Philips Parisioner, Ragni Trotta has made a video to promote the campaign Frontline Immune Support which is providing NHS staff with high quality immune support supplements to help keep those on the NHS frontline resilient and strong.

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNT5nrAKQ4&feature=youtu.be and support the campaign here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/nhs-frontline-immune-support/comments?page=2#start

St Philips 'VIRTUAL' Weekly Wednesday fellowship and refreshments

Join us every Wednesday at 10.30am after our Holy Eucharist service for an hour of fellowship and bring-your-own refreshments. If/when government guidelines mean we cannot meet in person, we will meet online using the Zoom ap. Download Zoom and use The Meeting ID: 985 009 1888.

Community Immunity - a not-for-profit collaboration working to support groups most at risk from COVID-19

What they are doing and why: Their goal is to strengthen the natural defence system against the virus by providing immunity boosting ingredients (at cost price) to local residents and equipping them with the knowledge to integrate these ingredients into their daily diets to best optimise their immune function. Their immunity building teams combine the expertise of nutritional therapy with leading restauranteurs in the local community.

Who they are: Daisy York dipION (student), mBANT: currently studying Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition and due to qualify in June 2020. For 3 years Daisy has been studying how diet can impact systemic health and have profound effects on our physiology. In keeping with evidenced-based principles, Daisy is eager to share this knowledge with those in high-risk groups who are self-isolating and who could potentially benefit the most from it.

James Chiavarini: local restauranteur whose family has proudly served the community for nearly half a century. James has a thoughtfully curated chain of suppliers who can provide healthful foods to support this initiative.

What they are providing: They will be delivering boxes of nutrient dense immunity boosting foods for 2, 4, or 6 people. In time, boxes will include prepared food from James’s commercial kitchens. Nutrient-rich soups, stews and broths can be made in batches and delivered the same day. Each box will be accompanied by specially prepared information on the nutritional benefits of the contents and ideas for how to incorporate the ingredients into the daily diet. Daisy is on hand to provide people with more general information about immune support for anyone who may be interested.

How they are doing it: The contents of the food boxes are selected by Daisy and James and sourced through James’ restaurant suppliers. James’ restaurant serves as the food preparation hub and boxes are distributed by James and Daisy to the doorsteps of local residents with the support of James’ restaurant team.

Government food safety and hygiene standards will be followed strictly.

Contact Daisy or James on Communityimmunityw8@gmail.com

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA FOOD BANK

Please remember we are actively supporting the KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA FOOD BANK, which is part of the Trussell Trust and run by the Notting Hill Methodist Church. They are very grateful for our help - especially NOW! Sadly we can't take donations at Church, but you can donate items at TESCO W. Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London W14 8PB.

Find out more https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/

The Kensington Magazine

Local churches have contributed with their approach to helping all members of the community; they have highlight community initiatives and provide lots of information for how to keep yourself and your families busy even during this period of isolation. Have a look at http://www.thekensingtonmagazine.com/