The spirit of goodwill and volunteering is a bright light amid the Coronavirus gloom. Business leaders and their employees are looking for ways to help others and a local charity has created a way to do just that.
Quartet Community Foundation has raised over £600,000 through its Coronavirus 2020 Response Fund to support small, local charitable organisations. With is rapid access programme, already £245,000 has been deployed in grants.
Quartet CEO Sue Turner said: “Imagine being an older person who has to isolate for 12 weeks with no family nearby, a child who can’t get a hot meal now schools are shut or someone who’s been laid off and is trying to navigate the maze of benefits for the first time. Across our area we have amazing charities and community groups rallying round to support people like these but charities’ income from fundraising events, charity shops and community cafes has disappeared.
“Just when we need our charities most to be the safety net for society’s most disadvantaged people they don’t have the money to do the job.”
To ensure our most disadvantaged people are not forgotten you can donate at www.quartetcf.org.uk/donate or your team can have fun by setting up your own fundraiser at home at https://justgiving.com/campaign/BristolCoronavirusFund By donating you’ll be helping local causes put their services online, provide telephone support and continue bravely to provide support to those in need.