Day 34 – 27th March 2021 – Liz

Liz began volunteering as a delivery cyclist for the Urban Lunch project at Clapton Park URC at the start of lockdown, hauling cooked meals and Food Bank parcels through Hackney’s eerily empty streets on her old touring bicycle. “These daily encounters – with the kids who know you always sneak extra cake into the bag for them, with the blind man whose microwave we fitted with braille stickers so he could reheat his meals – lifted the fog of lockdown for me. It’s strange to think … that it took social distancing to bring me closer to my community.”