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Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland to help those self-isolating


By Jonathan Clark

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CHEST Heart and Stroke Scotland has vowed to help people who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland pin badge. Picture: Alison White
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland pin badge. Picture: Alison White

The charity has more than 3500 volunteers who are trained and ready to help vulnerable people in their local communities.

Volunteers can provide help getting shopping, picking up medication, walking the dog and are available to chat on the phone.

Jane-Claire Judson, chief executive at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, said: "We have been overwhelmed by the amazing response we have had from volunteers who want to help people across Scotland. They are trained and ready to go and have already begun helping people in their communities.

"If you need anything from your shopping to simply chatting to someone over the phone, we are here for you. Give us call us today and we will match you with a volunteer in your area.

"No one should be left to fight this virus alone. We are here to help."

To get help from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, call their advice line on 0808 801 0899 or register at www.scotlandagainstcoronavirus.org.



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