Supporting the welfare of the Burnham community in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Discover more about us and join the resilience
With over 13,000 homes in Burnham, we have many residents that require different levels of support. The Burnham Resilience team aims to bring direct support to vulnerable residents across Burnham through assistance with essential shopping and picking up prescriptions, support requests can be filled in by clicking here. Mental well-being is also a main focus of the Burnham Resilience team, which is why the Buddy Up scheme was set up, in order to provide anyone struggling with loneliness with regular phone calls, information on the Buddy Up scheme can be found here.
Meet the trustees
Burnham Resilience was launched on 15th March 2020, 8 days before lock down started, with an appeal to support the welfare of the Burnham community in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Burnham Resilience was set up by Chairman Adam Prince, with Paula Prince, Annie Arscott, Revd Janet Minkkinen, Andrew and Wendy Strathdee, Dawn Harries, Helen Cavill and Charly Cottenham as trustees. Together the team has contacts across many of the local community groups, including; St Peter’s Church, Burnham Health Promotion Trust, Burnham Neighbourhood Watch, Burnham Community Association, Burnham Parish Council, and the Street Association.
Within the first week of launching the Burnham Resilience Group, over 100 wonderful residents in Burnham signed up on the website to become volunteers. This number didn’t stop growing, with over 350 volunteers at the peak of lock-down donating their valuable time to help our cause. Since then, our dedicated project coordinators, Urvashi Thacker, Heather Springthorpe, Alix Shepherd and Sophie Holloway have helped support the Burnham Resilience group to coordinate volunteers to support all the residents of Burnham.
Acts of social kindness
Funds spent on Burnham residents
Burnham Resilience CIO (the charity) and Burnham Resilience Group (the pre-charity social enterprise) have run many projects including delivering shopping and medication for anyone isolating or shielding, and creating a network of volunteers to talk with anyone who was isolating (our Buddy-up scheme). We have raised funds through sponsorship and grant applications to fund activity packs for the young and old, purchase additional resources to help schools provide mental health and well-being support and worked with the local GP practice to purchase equipment for the GP to remotely monitor the health of the most vulnerable residents We continue to run many projects including building the Burnham Labyrinth as a way for all residents to be part of a long term memory of these Covid times