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Fundraising Appeal for Corona Virus Helpers

Written by on 28 April 2020

Swale Borough Council has launched an appeal to raise money for the voluntary and community groups helping support local people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Swale Community Response is crowdfunding to support the many local groups working to make sure vulnerable local people can stay safe at home to keep themselves safe.

Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet member for community, said:

“There are thousands of people across the borough who have been told they need to isolate at home for 12 weeks because they are more likely to need hospital treatment if they catch coronavirus.

“Most have a network of support who can help with delivering food and essential supplies.

“Unfortunately, many don’t, which is where we, and a small army of volunteers, are stepping in to help.

“The voluntary and community groups helping us with food parcels, collecting shopping, and picking up prescriptions, are under huge pressure and need all of our support.

“If you are able to, even a small donation will help them continue their work.”

The council has been working with local voluntary and community groups to help with food, prescriptions and other essential supplies.

All money raised will go directly to the voluntary groups that are helping us keep local vulnerable people safe.

Spacehive, the funding platform being used, have waived their fees to host the appeal.