As part of Volunteer Week we would like to recognise the hard work of Zo Weaver from St Ives & Fenstanton Time Bank
Zo Weaver set up St Ives Timebank on her own initiative in 2013 to provide support and community in the town and its surrounding villages.
Zo runs the Timebank in her spare time, alongside her full-time job in education. She organises regular events, updates and time exchanges for members – often taking part in exchanges herself.
The Timebank has been extremely active during the coronavirus outbreak, mobilising volunteers to help ensure people isolating in the area have had access to food and medicines, in particular. Some slightly more unusual requests have included emergency freezer defrosting and advice sought about an injured baby pigeon.
“I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and commitment shown by the St Ives & Fenstanton Timebank members during this very difficult time. I send out a list of requests, usually daily, and I have often managed to match members to these within minutes thanks to how quickly members respond to me. I feel very humbled to know so many brilliant people.”
The Timebank is supported financially and administratively by St Ives Town Council. It recently joined forces with Fenstanton Parish Council to create the St Ives & Fenstanton Timebank, so is now able to support even more people than before with a wider spread of members.
For more details on the Timebank, including how to join, visit: www. https://stivesfenstantontimebank.com/
A BIG THANK YOU from the community development team