Pupils praised for their efforts to support Cumbernauld Resilience Group

A group of civic minded pupils from Our Lady’s High have been praised for their work in support of Cumbernauld Resilience Group (CRG).

Pupils from Our Lady’s High pitched in to support Cumbernauld Resilience Group’s efforts during pandemic

The group was set up in March to provide food to local residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the school’s Caritas programme, the pupils pitched in to help organise the CRG’s hall and transport non-perishable food to a storage facility, which was provided by local couple Theresa and Alan Taylor.

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CRG’s Tony Murphy said: “We can’t thank the pupils enough. Their help organising the hall was invaluable and an important step as we adapt out service to both provide the most appropriate support possible to local people and be in a position to scale-up quickly should the worst happen and we find ourselves in another lockdown.”

Maureen Avis added: “As we approach seven months in operation, we are now focussing our support on residents that are unable to access more traditional support structures, such as foodbanks - whether that’s due to ill-health, mobility issues or because they are isolating due to the virus.

“Our packages now largely consist of freshly cooked meals that can be easily reheated, so they are ideal for people in ill-health and the elderly.”

Acting deputy head teacher and head of RE, Allison Ogilvie, said: “Our Lady’s High School are very proud of the efforts of this year’s sixth year students. Their love and willingness to give up their time in this way is an example to all.”

If you are isolating due to Covid-19 or unable to leave the house due to mobility or other health issues, CRG may be able to provide some support by calling 07707 860 976.