Community group launches fundraising appeal and relief initiative to support Caia Park residents
A local community organisation is aiming to provide extra basic help to people affected by the pandemic.
The Caia Park Partnership has launched a campaign to raise a £20,200 ’emergency fund’ to help build an essential items ‘bank’ and support initiative for the most vulnerable on the estate.
A spokesperson for the group, said: “The aim of the funding is to provide an additional layer of help to quickly respond to the needs of local people in Caia Park who are suffering added hardship / crisis at this time.
“Our aim is to ensure the people have food, basic necessities, fuel and mobility issues resolved.
Caia Park has a strong history of fundraising, self-reliance and community work within its neighbourhood. We need this more today than ever.
“Organised under the Caia Park Partnership’s charitable purposes we hope those more fortunate can offer monetary donations or any other meaningful donations such as food / essential items etc to support this initiative.
“We will work with other charities, relief and coordination organisations to ensure the speedy and accurate distribution of this relief aid to protect those most in need in our area.
“Any un-used funds at the end of the current crisis will be used to support the Holiday Hunger Project in Caia Park or a similar not-for-profit project.
“Active practitioners, community leaders and volunteers in Caia Park who are in contact with our most vulnerable residents can, via a simple but robust referral process, apply on beneficiaries’ behalf. These include:
Youth and Community Workers
Community / County Councillors / • Caia Park Community Council Staff
WCBC Staff (Teachers / Social workers etc)
Community Leaders in Good Standing.”
The spokesperson added: “We will strive to support those eligible ASAP and as frequently and fairly as possible. Please be patient as this is a challenging situation for us all.
“Our staff and volunteers are acting as key / frontline worker and their safety and wellbeing is paramount.
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