Co-ordinated Support for Downham Market and surrounding villages
The following organisation is
co-ordinating local assistance
The COVID-19 Mutual Aid for Downham Market volunteer group is co-ordinating help for anyone in need in our area. They are working in conjunction with the Downham Market Foodbank (see below) and the Eternity Church.
You may have seen a leaflet from them delivered through your door.
If you need assistance with shopping/medical supplies, topping up electricity or gas key, posting mail, or even just a friendly phone call during the present situation, get in touch:
Call or text (new number) 07943 682216
or message the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/Covid19mutualaidfordownhammarket/
If you wish to volunteer to help this group, please message them on their facebook page above or
Please do not ring them as the line needs to be clear for those needing support.
If you feel you can donate, please go to
The Downham Market Food Bank
The Sovreign Centre is also the location of the Downham Market Food Bank which can be contacted on 01366 384474.
West Norfolk Community
Councils in Norfolk are working with charities and volunteers to help keep people safe in our local communities.
This includes providing food essentials, collecting prescriptions and medicines, ensuring that people feel safe and making sure they know who they can turn to in their times of need.
Helpline number 0344 800 8020 open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and for emergencies on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm
With business partners the KLWN Borough Council has created a physical food hub, where food parcels are put together to help those who are unable to access the basic supplies that they need. This is the centre where the Government food supplies are dispatched from, along with support for those who are in emergency need of supplies and cannot get out or have no support networks of their own.
Anyone who feels that they can volunteer should go through the Voluntary Norfolk website https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/, businesses who are able to offer support should email firstname.lastname@example.org.