£100,000 donated to help local people hit by pandemic
Find out about the crucial community projects supporting vulnerable people impacted by coronavirus.
£100,000 has now been donated to crucial community projects supporting vulnerable people impacted by coronavirus.
The Community Coronavirus Response Appeal was launched in March to support local people who are at a higher risk of complications from coronavirus, feel particularly isolated or live in poverty. The appeal is being led by UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham, a charity we created in partnership with Dr Edwards and Bishop King’s Fulham charity to raise funds for local projects and strengthen our community.
The micro-grants, raised by the combined generosity of people, businesses and foundations in Hammersmith & Fulham, are already making a real difference. Activity boxes are being delivered to children living in poverty; more telephone befriending services are being offered to people feeling isolated; shopping, prescriptions and nutritious meals are reaching more vulnerable, elderly and homeless people; extra support is on hand for families and children with special educational needs; there are more first responders for people at risk of suicide and with other mental health problems – and much more.
“A huge thank you to our local community for donating money to our appeal, which will go a long way to helping vulnerable people get through this crisis,” said Savraj Kaur, director of UNITED. “But everything is still very uncertain in this ongoing pandemic and we still need to raise funds to help the people in our community who are most at risk. Please support your community and make a donation.”