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All About Frome – 17th March



We have interviews with Alex Francis and his wife Laura where they talk about Alex’s Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis and his pledge to raise £1,000,000 to help with research.

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Christopher Bale talks about how he is challenging himself to walk 500 miles in 28 days in memory of his daughter Anabella.

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aaf 17th march 2020 coronavirus

We have recordings from our producer Julia Wellard who is currently stuck in France and Robin Kirkham; a teacher in New Zealand, who discuss how they have been affected by Coronavirus in their countries.


Covid-19 – USEFUL LINKS from All About Frome:




With the government announcement this evening ( 18.03.2020) that all schools in England, Scotland and Wales will be closing on Friday 20.03.2020 we have collated some useful websites that will be offering free educational resources to help during these difficult times.

The following website gives a comprehensive list of all the Educational websites currently offering free subscriptions to help with home learning:


HMRC have now set up a helpline specifically for the self-employed people and businesses who could be struggling due to COVID-19

0800 0159 559


Rye Bakery

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Rye Bakery at Station Approach in Frome are keeping their doors open to provide the community with wholesome food and drinks for as long as they are able to stay open. They are also arranging a delivery service which should be up and running in the next couple of days. This is your general store now and they need your support. For more information check out rye_bakery_frome on Instagram or Facebook:


Fair Frome

AAF Fair frome 17.03.2020

Fair Frome are still in need of various items, and have now set up a GoFundMe page to keep this going for the vulnerable community in Frome:

They have had to cancel their Food At Five service so this is likely to affect children from low income families. Anything you can donate will be such a help to a worthy cause.

Please send any links you think will help to with ‘CV Links’ in the subject