Seaham Town Council Helps with COVID Issues and asks Public and Businesses if they can join in too

Seaham Town Council has to date provided over £18,000 in total on top of what Durham County Council has provided. Split between Foodbanks and Schools in Seaham to help those in hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Councillors and Staff have also been giving their time to deliver food and phone vulnerable people to make sure they are coping.

Schools are also being provided with £500 each to help provide tablets to pupils who do not have access to technology at home and now the Council would also like to help provide a pack of stationery such as paper, paints, crayons, rubber etc. to those pupils who do not have them at home.

The Council is aware it’s not only those on free school meals who are experiencing problems but lots of other families also. Where they would have coped with one computer in the house before they may now be needing 3 or 4 and those who are working may well be also struggling to put food on the table and provide stationery and technology for the children.

Seaham Town Council would like anyone such as local businesses and individuals wanting to help the community during these difficult times to join them in their response to the pandemic by donating stationery, food and funding donations. They can do this by either contacting Seaham Town Council on 0191 581 8034 or by email Food donations can also be dropped off directly to the food banks including Dawdon Youth and Community Centre, Seaham Youth Centre, Flanders, Eastlea Community Centre and St. Hild and St. Helen Church.