Shop & Donate
Community online shopHelp the vulnerable members of your community and NHS staff.
Buy someone else’s groceries while doing your weekly shop.
We will still be delivering weekly donations on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday.
What does AY Group do?
Up until the time Covid-19 hit, AY group were a pioneering, socially responsible training and recruitment service. Set up in 2015, AY Group was created to support young people and adults experiencing disadvantage and assist them in attaining employment.
In response to the Covid-19 emergency we have launched new activity in delivering food and basic essentials to residents of the communities in which we work, NHS staff; specifically, the frontline workers in London hospitals, and we are now reaching out to care homes across London.
What will our request for funding support?
What we have achieved so far;
Although we are struggling, we are adapting to the fast-moving situation created by this pandemic; it is incredibly important for us to ensure a strong position to provide our support and help the new and existing communities we are working in.
We believe we must do everything we can for our community, that is the reason why we need your help for this project.
How Covid-19 has affected our community;
As the income of many other additional households plunged, it has triggered an unprecedented rise in the use of food banks. The staff numbers of food banks have plummeted due to illness and isolation measures and stocks remain depleted. The current situation is not sustainable. Vulnerable families within our communities who depend on emergency food packages to survive received only limited supplies as food banks across Britain fell short on items like pasta, tinned vegetables.
Covid-19 is forcing all of us to make huge changes in our lives. It brings new challenges for everyone, however, for those who must self-isolate or shield, either with their families or alone, it is an exceedingly difficult and stressful time. Residents have fed back to say access to their support network such as friends or family is reduced, online is not always an accessible option, advice for those aged over 70 or identified as high risk is still to minimise contact with others and other relied on services such care workers, OTs & GPs are stretched. For our residents this is having an impact on mental health, creating issues such as anxiety and loneliness.
Right now, we are solicited by hospitals around all the UK to deliver food and essentials parcels to the NHS staff who are working day and night to save lives. For exhausted NHS frontline doctors, nurses and cleaners after finishing their shift helping patients, it’s difficult, if not impossible for them to head to shops to find food and essentials, they cannot not always get to supermarkets within opening times or are not able to secure a supermarket delivery slot.
How Covid-19 has affected our organisation;
How can you help?
AY Group Community Services CIC has a team of volunteers to ensure that the food parcels and a few additional services such as telephone befriending and PPE drops reach the UKs most vulnerable, and the UKs most valuable people.
We are determined to do everything we can to support our communities.
To keep up our good work, we need monetary donations and supplies support from those who are able to offer it. If you can think of any other help/support you could provide that would help us keep going, we would also very much like to hear from you.
Here are the ways you can make a donation:
Direct transfer: Metro Bank, Account No.18676923, Sort Code: 23-05-80
You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support.
We are gratefully for you weekly donations which helped us to provide food and essentials for over 3000 UK residents.
Community Days Out!
Affordable days out, overnight, weekend and holiday coach trips - with a local pick up point near you
What do we do?
Our aim is to take the stress out of commuting to destinations; making it an easy, fun and memorable experience for your family, friends and others in your local community.
We offer multiple pick-up points near you to make things even easier, it’s like a door to door service; all you need to do is get to your local pick-up point, get your luggage on and take a seat.
We even provide a 0% interest payment plan for everyone to spread the cost to make your day out more affordable and easy to manage. More details here!