A VOLUNTEER group aims to spread some joy amongst the most vulnerable in the community.

The Leader previously reported that dozens of people rallied together after Nanny Biscuit, a group formed by James Hunt, adapted their group to support those in need during the pandemic.

Hundreds of people have already been helped with food packages, delivery of medicines and having someone to call when they are feeling low or lonely.

On top of everything they offer, the team has now organised outdoor performances at care homes across Flintshire and Wrexham.

Two care homes in Mold and Flint will see acts come together outside for a special, socially distanced mini concert, with care homes in Wrexham and Chester soon to follow.

Janes Hunt said: “We will have free acts at each venue who will perform outside, and the elderly residents can watch from the windows.

“When we were taking the birthday packages to care homes, it became apparent that a lot of, if not all of their entertainment had been taken away.

“The logical thing I thought to do was to put on these socially distanced concerts outside the care homes so residents can still get some form of entertainment.

“It’s about finding ways we can still deliver entertainment but also adhere to the social distancing rules.”

It is hoped that soon, these performances can move further afield across the UK, including in Liverpool and Manchester.

James added: “We decided to go further afield too because I have friends all over the UK. Our ultimate goal would be to try and make enough noise and media attention to turn it into a fundraiser.

“If we were able to do that, the money would be distributed between the different locations to then help with food poverty. If it doesn’t become a fundraiser then we will still entertain the residents.

“It’s all about helping people.”

As well as the deliveries and the buddy phone system, the Nanny Biscuit Coronavirus Group also launched a subsidised food shopping box for children whose parents are struggling financially.

These packs are usually around £25 to buy but are available for much cheaper via Nanny Biscuit with CAFgas paying part, and are designed around and for children.

James told the Leader: “We are still going strong. We recently had a collaboration with Money Supermarket which will keep going.

“So far, we’ve fed over 2,700 people from that and out kids packs are becoming a lot more popular.

“The buddy calls as well, we do have the capacity to do more.”

However, they only have enough funds to keep this going for another two months – but the group want to continue this beyond summer.

They released a video message appealing for the public to continue supporting them through these difficult times we all face.

To help, call 07739 929591 or visit the fundraising page gf.me/u/xzy6pp and donate as much as you can.