Category Archives: Our Community

Help if affected by domestic abuse

NELC Domestic Abuse and Covid-19 Message:

We know that COVID-19 will have serious impacts on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. They may feel unsafe with the prospect of being isolated in the house with their perpetrator and the current restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus are likely to result in an increase in domestic abuse incidents.

Please be reassured that numerous local and national domestic abuse support services remain in place and are working hard to ensure they can still offer support during this challenging time.

If you, or someone you know, are affected by domestic abuse, call Women’s Aid (who support both men and women) on 01472 575757.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

If you can’t speak, dial 999 and, when the operator is on the line, press 55 on your telephone keypad to still get help.

Domestic Abuse

Writers United – Have you ever fancied writing? Have you already written fictional (made-up) stories, real-life stories or poetry? Well, now’s the perfect to start writing!

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, why not join Writers United on our Facebook page. It’s a really positive space for you to post your writing, get positive feedback and take part in weekly writing activities (if you want to) to get ideas. It’s a private group, so we know that people in this group will love reading your writing.

Please send us a private message to the Facebook Sun and Moon page if you’d like to be added to Writers United:



Help with Food and Shopping on the East Marsh during the current period of isolation

North East Lincolnshire Council Covid19 Helpline

Support for those who need it most for individuals or families in North East Lincolnshire who are vulnerable/in need and have no one else to help them

Helpline: 01472 313131
8am – 8pm

Shalom – St John and St Stephen Church

Food deliveries – potentially free but small-scale on the East Marsh.
Call Rev Kay Jones 07811747569

The We Are One Foundation

The We are one foundation can help people who are self-isolating with their food parcel delivery service which runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They can also provide homemade takeaway meals on Tuesday and Saturdays from 4pm. They are also continuing their usual family larder between 11am till 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays where you can collect food parcel from the entrance of St Andrews Church.

Telephone 073124990

Grimsby food kitchen

Grimsby food kitchen are still continuing their meals on Sundays (which are now takeaway only because of social distancing) and are free of charge too. They usually run between 11am – 2pm and are based in Prince Albert Gardens (best to contact the Facebook page to pre-order).


The Rock Foundation

The Rock Foundation is open too although they don’t do a delivery service.

39-41 Heneage Rd., Grimsby, DN32 9ES
Phone: 01472 488026
Open: Week days 10 am – 4 pm

Sun and Moon Festival: Coronavirus Statement

At this difficult time we hope everyone in our community is staying safe and well and we send everyone our very best wishes.

As a team we have been meeting (online) to decide what our best response should be to the crisis.  There has been a great deal of online activity from arts organisations all over the country and it has been encouraging and also somewhat overwhelming to see the speed and range of reactions.

As a team, we have decided to take things more slowly and not to rush to action.  We have made a plan and we now have a series of projects underway. When these are ready, they will be released with full details about how to participate.

So far, we have one online project, Writers United. This is a Facebook group that Carolyn is managing.  Each week Carolyn sets a challenge and writers are invited to post their writing to receive feedback from other writers.  It is a very positive space and has produced some lovely work from people.  Please send  a private message to the Facebook Sun and Moon page if you’d like to be added to Writers United: 

Coming Soon:

Music and Performance

  • An activity for the Peace Choir to be released in the next 7-10 days.
  • Music for pre-schoolers and families- by end of April
  • Storytelling for children and families – by end of April

Arts and Crafts

  • Arts and crafts projects for adults – mid April
  • Arts and crafts for families and children – mid April

Creative Writing

  • The Proud East Marshian – online community newspaper – in development
  • Voices from the East Marsh – stories and writing from our community – in development.

Media and Web

Annabel will be developing the website content and hosting all of our events via the website. These will then be channelled to the Facebook page.

You can find us online here:

Stay safe and well.   Annabel, Carolyn, Josie, Rachel and Vivienne.