Camperdown Chronicle
Camperdown Facebook page helping locals get through the COVID-19 pandemic

BRINGING the community together and helping each other through the COVID-19 pandemic is the main driver behind a Camperdown-specific Facebook page set up last week.

The ‘Camperdown 3260 COVID-19 Community Support’ page now boasts 580 followers and is updating locals on the latest Government advice relating to the pandemic along with offers of support to source items, self-isolation suggestions and a bit of light relief.

Locals Ann Smith and Tony Evans instigated the Facebook page along with two other volunteers who help administer it.

“Tony and I were having a conversation about the pandemic and were feeling a bit helpless,” Ms Smith said.

“I practically live online and Tony has a lot of business contacts, so we decided to pool our skills and start the Facebook page as a means of support.”

Already the ‘followers’ have alerted members as to when toilet paper has been available in particular supermarkets, along with individual offers to do grocery shops for people either isolated or unable to shop for themselves.