TODAY the Penarth Times sound a rallying cry to the people of the Vale to support one another through the bleak lockdown winter ahead.

Starting today, the both titles launch our 'We're in it Together' campaign, with the goal of bringing people together in spirit to help one another through the physical and mental challenges ahead.

We are all feeling the strain of living in the shadow of Covid-19, and just as the vaccine brought us hope, the new faster spreading variant of the virus has made the nights seem to draw in that bit darker as we retreat to our homes again.

Both our physical and mental health is at risk. Not just from the virus but the isolation our response to it creates.

So the Penarth Times will publish, online and in print, a list of support services - public organisations, charities, community groups and local volunteers - who are there to help in whatever way through this difficult time.

And we are asking you to play your part by doing three things.

First, if you know an organisation or group that should be on our list, let us know and we'll add them so more people can benefit.

If you know of a group doing good in your community, tell us so we can share their story and provide hope and inspiration.

And, most importantly, think about who the people are in your community who you might be able to help, be it a card through the door or dropping off some shopping. In short, look out for each other.

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The campaign has been welcomed by Vale of Glamorgan Senedd member Jane Hutt said: "The Penarth Times has continued to serve our community throughout the pandemic and I am pleased to support its 'We're in it Together' campaign.

"Teams of volunteers, including family, friends and neighbours, have directly supported vulnerable members of our local community and I am pleased that the Penarth Times is highlighting these efforts and sharing offers of support."

You can take share your suggestions or stories by emailing us at or calling 01633 810000.

You can share ideas on social media too using #InItTogether.