Dear Sir,

Due to the current situation, re Covid-19, all ACORN Community Association meetings, events and excursions have been regretfully cancelled for the foreseeable future. We as a group would not want to be responsible for the gathering of groups of people at this time. The majority of our members are in excess of 70 years of age and many are vulnerable.

I have just returned from Turkey having been recalled from holiday on a plane with hundreds of passengers and have therefore self isolated for 14 days as a precaution.

I would like to help in whatever way that I can and have been racking my old addled brain for ideas. My wife, Elaine, and I are keeping in touch by telephone and whatsapp with as many of our members and friends as we can.

ACORN has ordered a few tins of cat food from a charity organisation who we work with and expect delivery next week, at which time we will advertise these goods free. We continue to be good neighbours and residents of Newton Aycliffe. Please keep us informed and stay safe.

Ken Robson