The Contact Card dropped through every household’s door in the parish was a joint initiative by St Mary’s church and the Parish Council.

Stories are now circulating about just how successful this scheme has been.

Only yesterday the Village Volunteers were contacted by a 92 year old lady, living on her own with no family support and who was terribly worried and lonely. One of the Volunteers is now her friend and guardian.

Again, at 9:30 last night, an emergency call reached the Volunteers. A dog expecting puppies was in difficulty and needed to be urgently taken to the vets, possibly for a caesarean. The owner was unable to drive. Yet by 10pm, she and the dog were on their way thanks to another selfless Village Volunteer.