We are still providing delivery services to anyone in the area who is staying home to stay safe - whether that is because you are continuing to shield, or maybe you have been asked to isolate by the track and trace service.
We have recently partnered with HelpMyStreet, an online portal which we use to manage request for assistance (see the "contact us" section below.
Working with local pharmacies - this is now up and running.
Food and Essentials
Delivering to your doorstep - this is now up and running.
A FREE cab service to get over 60s and clinically extremely vulnerable people to Newark Showground and back if no other means of transport is available - click
Working with Inspire, our volunteers can delivery books
Phone numbers and links for national and local health and well-being organisations - click
What we are helping with?
If you are staying home to stay safe, we can help with the following:
We cover Southwell (Nottinghamshire) and the surrounding area.
If you are staying home to stay safe, call
Please leave a voicemail message and we will respond within 24 hours.
You can also request help via HelpMyStreet. Visit https://www.helpmystreet.org/southwell
Can you help?
We are run by volunteers and are sure to need more help in the near future, but at the moment we have temporarily paused requesting more. We are really busy working through everyone who has applied so far. Thanks to all of you who have completed our form.
We will switch the "volunteer button" back on soon, so please keep an eye on this page. Thank you!
We are also raising funds to sustain our work into the future - on Crowdfunder.co.uk. Please click the button to see more.
Southwell Torpedos was founded in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Torpedos is an anagram of "doorstep" which is where we provide help. Our local volunteers have made hundreds and hundreds of deliveries since then.
We are now established as a community support group with an appropriate constitution, managing committee and bank account.
We have partnered with HelpMyStreet.org which is an online portal to link up requests for help with our volunteers directly. Please see https://www.helpmystreet.org/southwell
At some point, hopefully soon, the Covid crisis will end. However, we're planning to continue with Torpedos into the future - backed by the amazing volunteers who've joined the group.
If you know of anyone who you think needs help, please let them have our number: 01636 330005 or visit HelpMyStreet
Call 01636 330005 and leave a message