Many of our talented supporters have donated the fruits of their creative labours to our first ‘Creative Volunteers Auction’.
A big thank you to everyone who donated, and to all those who bid in our auction. We raised in excess of £1,200 for the food project which is providing vital supplies to those most in need in our community. We were blown away by the high quality of the art and other services and talents on offer. We look forward to doing it all again in the future.
The auction started online and closed with a live radio show hosted by Dan Carrier on Boogaloo Radio. Apologies to anyone who was trying to listen in as technical problems meant that the live broadcast was turned off before it was complete.
To celebrate the efforts of all involved we enjoyed the opportunity to have a party with our volunteers in the green space by the food bank. This was to say thank you for all the hard work, time and dedication over the last three or so months which in these unprecedented times have been such a challenge for everyone. Of course, proper social distancing was in place and the hand sanitizer flowing! It was lovely to see all the volunteers who came and provided such lovely pieces of art, crafts and cakes in the auction.
The food project provides food parcels, hot meals and help with picking up shopping and prescriptions for those who need it. We are currently working hard to get our new meals on wheels service up and running for September. Keep an eye out for more news about this.
We are also looking at further ways to support the community and help to save money with new services. Watch this space for more…