We need an extra £5000 to respond to the Coronavirus crisis in Mortlake
Due to the current health emergency, Mortlake Community Association (MCA) has temporarily paused all our groups and activities for local residents. This has had a big impact on many older and isolated people who live in Mortlake and Barnes. It means that our regular users can no longer meet up to sing, draw, exercise, or simply have a chat with friends over a cup of tea.
We have had to close our office and put one member of staff on furlough. We have lost some income from our activities. Mostly, we worry about people who are very socially isolated as a result of not being able to go out or have visitors to their homes. This situation, which all of us are facing is likely to go on for weeks, if not months.
We are particularly concerned about people over 70 and with underlying health conditions who continue to face strict lockdown. We have started to trial online activities and are bringing our singers together for the virtual MCA choir. We also plan to do some Art classes online but would like to do much more. We want to switch our services to video and telephone based activities, led by experienced online tutors. We are a small charity with very limited reserves. This is why we need an extra £5000 this year to keep going and help us maintain a vital lifeline to our users.
Please donate today if you want to help us stay in touch with isolated people in Mortlake and Barnes during this crisis.