Spreading kindness amid the virus crisis

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Elisha Caulfield, Bronwyn Jenkins and Charlie the dog have benefited from the Community Care Yallingup and Dunsborough Facebook page.
Camera IconElisha Caulfield, Bronwyn Jenkins and Charlie the dog have benefited from the Community Care Yallingup and Dunsborough Facebook page. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Busselton-Dunsborough Times

The Dunsborough and Yallingup community has responded to the threat of COVID-19 spreading to the South West by starting an online community group providing a helping hand to those self-isolating.

Community Care Yallingup and Dunsborough is a Facebook group that offers a helping hand for any task too big for those who may be self-isolating in fear they have contracted the virus.

Group founder Elisha Caulfield said she started the group to ensure people choosing to self-isolate had a connection to their community and knew there was help out there.

“Kindness is contagious and in these difficult times I wanted to spread the message of self-care and sprinkle smiles all over town,” she says.

“So far we’ve had community members offer help in many ways, including buying toilet paper for the more vulnerable in the community, moving a table for an older lady, and transporting a gas cylinder from one property to another.”

Dunsborough resident Bronwyn Jenkins said she had been self-isolating because her mother believed she had contracted the virus, and Ms Caulfield had helped her with several tasks around the house without the two coming into contact until her negative test result.

Community Care Yallingup and Dunsborough has more than 350 members who are ready to support the vulnerable in times of need.

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