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, over 100 wonderful residents in Burnham signed up on the website to become volunteers. This number didn’t stop growing, with over 350 volunteers now 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
Alongside the daily duties of Burnham Resilience, the team has launched a number of different projects to support Burnham.