People power

How people power is saving the nation.

Whether it’s raising cash for charity or going out of their way to help neighbours have fun under lockdown, helping hands continue to reach across the country.

More than a month (and several million sourdough loaves) into the Covid-19 lockdown, problems remain. The impact of isolation is setting in for many and still frontline NHS workers wonder when they’ll receive the protective equipment they so desperately need. The effects are far-reaching. Research by The Childhood Trust found that nearly half of London child poverty charities could be forced to close as a result of the coronavirus shutdown meaning vital services could be lost before the summer, leaving disadvantaged young people without vital support. The Trust will soon campaign to protect these charities with matched fundraising but the months ahead are uncertain.

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