Hartford’s hub of Age UK Cheshire has received a delivery of food from Tatton Park in Knutsford. These much-needed items will be added to their food bank service for vulnerable people living in Northwich and the surrounding area.
Under normal circumstances, Tatton Park’s on-site shop The Housekeeper’s Store would be selling food to visitors. But since lockdown safety measures closed Tatton Park to visitors on 21st March, a large range of crisps, cakes and biscuits were sitting on the shelves, unsold. Simon Jones, one of a small team of staff members carrying out essential tasks across the estate, suggested donating these items to a local charity.
Paul Graham from Age UK (pictured), who took the delivery and said the food will go straight into the food bank and be distributed out to those in the community who need it.
Age UK Cheshire
Age UK Cheshire is adapting its services to the challenges posed by coronavirus to older people in the community. As well as operating a Covid-19 helpline: 01606 881660, AGE UK Cheshire are redeploying staff and volunteers and using all available resources to provide support at this difficult time.
Our gates may be closed, but you can visit us online
We’ll do our best to share interesting wildlife moments and beautiful images from the Parkland, Farm and Garden, where vital activities are being carried out by a small number of staff. Here’s how you can stay in touch with happenings at Tatton Park during the lockdown:
v www.tattonpark.org.uk – we’re updating the Springtime in the Park pages as much as possible with updates from staff carrying out essential work across the Estate during the lockdown period
v e-news – sign up on our website and receive updates from Tatton Park
v Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – find us @TattonPark
v Candide Gardening App - download onto your phone and search for Tatton Park
A message to our customers during the coronavirus outbreak
Tatton Park is currently closed to the public. This is a temporary measure that is being kept under regular review as we respond to the national and local situation. Please refer to our latest Covid-19 update
Stay safe and we hope to welcome you to Tatton Park in the near future.