• Countryside Alliance Team

Your Stories #1: Lifting Your Spirits

Updated: Apr 2

Since launching Community Cheer this week, we have already received so many wonderful and uplifting stories from so many of you. Firstly, we would like to say thank you for taking the time to submit your stories. It is really extremely touching and reassuring to hear how many of you are pulling together for the the good of your communities and for those individuals who may need a little extra support at these unprecedented times.


As a little something to lift all of our morale, we have chosen a few of our favourite community stories and have listed them below for you. A two minute read to bring joy and hope to all of us who are self-isolating, maybe struggling with anxiety or financial stress, or just need some light relief to break up your day working at home.



"I run the village pub, The White Cross Inn, Groeswen. I also run the village WhatsApp group which I set up to tell everyone that, as the pub was now shut due to COVID 19, I would now be selling milk, eggs, bread etc on certain days. Suddenly neighbours are interacting, who have hardly ever spoken. The best thing is one of the group members is teaching us all Spanish with little sound bites every day! Love it!"

- M Arthur



"We live in a village in Somerset. Being over 70 we are hunkering down. Our corner shop & Post Office is planning to deliver food etc. A neighbour is delivering newspapers to his near neighbours and our next-door neighbours did some shopping for us. We also have a "Next Door" for the neighbourhood & people offer help, not just now but ongoing."

- A Warden


"Our local florist ‘All Occasions’ in Halesowen has just put a Bouquet of flowers on the doorstep of every house in the streets. Nice gesture in these times."

- G Branter


"A Cheshire egg producer suddenly lost his market as he sold his free-range eggs to a bakery. My daughter in law works for the Ginger Pig in London and saw his story when I shared it on Facebook. She asked her boss if they could buy the eggs and arranged the driver, coming from Yorkshire, to collect the eggs and take to London to sell in the shops there. THANK YOU GINGER PIG."

- D Woolley


"So, the worst situation we could ever imagine has hit the world. We are forced to distance ourselves from family and friends to save ours and others lives, however, amongst the madness are some true angels, heroes of the moment. We live in a small village, with a large community spirit. Our local shop, Childrey Stores, along with the Parish Council and members of the church have rallied to the rescue. Food is in ample supply, delivered if necessary. What a wonderful place to live."

- P Heath



Please continue sending us your fantastic stories! We will keep shining a spotlight on them, sharing them far and wide!


If you would like to submit your own story, please visit our submissions page here.

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