26/05/2020 - COVID-19 Update

We live in interesting, if scary times.

That said, I’ve recently been informed that the full quote is actually: God preserve us from living in interesting times!

Thought I’d touch base to share how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation.

Demand for life essentials such as food, toiletries, cleaning products, adult and children’s clothing has seen an exponential increase.

Up 425% in March 2020 compared to March 2019, and a further 148% in April 2020 compared to March 2020.

We expect that, like us, many of you have been challenged to make new arrangements to sustain as much of your business as possible whilst ensuring the safety of your staff. At the same time having to put into place emergency plans, grappling with remote working technology, and cashflow forecasting to ensure the sustainability of your businesses.

And now we are all starting to think beyond the immediate crisis management to the next phase, in what is clearly going to be a long haul.

The strength of all of us will be tested in the coming weeks and months and I’m sure we will all come through this.

It’s a strange new world but in these challenging times the sun is still shining, the birds singing, so let’s take a deep breath and enjoy what we have.

Do keep in touch – email me at bindu@givingworld.org.uk or call 07908 844 386.

Meanwhile stay safe and stay well.