£18,000 raised for Broxtowe Community Groups

£18,000 raised for Broxtowe Community Groups

19/06/20 - A community appeal to raise funds for community and voluntary groups who are helping vulnerable residents in Broxtowe get by during the pandemic has raised over £18,000 – exceeding its target of £10,000.

The Mayor, Councillor Janet Patrick“Broxtowe, as always, has remained a compassionate place during the pandemic, where we look out for each other and help those in need” said Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick who backed the appeal during her first weeks in office.

“Local people and businesses large and small, have come together to pledge support for those in need of help. This money will allow local aid groups like Hope Nottingham, Eastwood Volunteer Bureau, Eastwood Age Concern, Middle Street Resource Centre, Stapleford Town Council, to name a few, to continue doing their very best to care for those vulnerable amongst our society. I am so pleased to be part of all this positive activity.  I am most grateful for all your generous donations, let us continue to care for each other and kindness be our motto.

 

The Broxtowe Community Appeal launched in April as part of a month long crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000 of additional funds to support the community and mutual aid groups who have been helping those who need a helping hand with things like food and hot meals, getting essential supplies and befriending and mental health support.

The funds will be distributed to groups by Broxtowe Borough Council. Any groups who would like to bid for some of the funding should email finance@broxtowe.gov.uk  

Broxtowe Borough Council has already donated £66,000 to groups in the Borough who are supporting residents including:

  • Hope Nottingham - £10,000 to support increased demand for the food bank and food distribution to vulnerable people in the Beeston and Chilwell area,in one month this year donations exceeded last years total.
  • Eastwood Volunteer Bureau - £10,000 to support increased demand for the food bank and food distribution to vulnerable people in the Eastwood area.
  • Eastwood Age Concern - £10,000 to maintain a provision of hot meals to older people living in Eastwood.
  • Middle Street Resource Centre - £10,000 to provide hot meals delivered three times a week to vulnerable people, and to maintain telephone support contact with 230 people living with mental health issues.
  • Beeston Rylands Community Association - £2,000 to make food deliveries and provide support for those who are vulnerable or who are struggling financially as a result of the virus.
  • Stapleford Community Group - £2,000 towards continuing its work with the Stapleford Food Project delivering food to Broxtowe and inner city Nottingham.
  • Mutual Aid Group in Giltbrook, Eastwood and Newthorpe- £2,000  for food parcels.
  • Brinsley Parish Council - £2,000 towards providing free lunches for disabled or older people.
  • Nuthall Parish Council - £4,000 providing two hot meals and one cold meal to thirty five residents every week.
  • Pulp Friction - £2,000 for providing fresh meals for vulnerable people.
  • East Midlands Free Wheelers based in Eastwood delivers medicines, breast milk and blood samples from the NHS also works with other groups to deliver food parcels- £2,000.
  • Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group - £2,000.
  • Stapleford and Surrounding Area Mutual Aid Group consisting of Sharon’s Angels, the Town Football Club and the Fire Brigade to deliver substantial food parcels to vulnerable people locally- £2,000.
  • Beeston and Chilwell Mutual Aid Group – a self help group using street reps to help with shopping and supporting local residents. It also gives small emergency payments to help those struggling to pay bills £2,000.
  • Beeston Rylands Community Association - £2,000 to help provide and deliver 170 meals twice a week, befriending phone calls and virtual video chat clubs for locals in isolation.
  • The Helpful Bureau (Stapleford) - £2,000.

View a thank you message from the Mayor

If you need urgent non-medical support, or if you are worried about an elderly or vulnerable neighbour, please get in touch by calling the Nottinghamshire Community Support and Volunteering Hub on 0300 500 8080 or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and click on ‘Coronavirus Support Hub.’


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