A FUND-RAISING total set by the Basement Project to raise enough cash in one day to fund a month’s worth of food parcels was smashed within hours.
The charity, which helps young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, needed £500 to successfully complete its Giving Tuesday challenge.
We publicised the drive on our website on Monday and by midnight more than £900 had been donated.
Kelly Turner, The Basement’s community fund-raiser, thanked everyone who had been so generous and the Standard for helping it reach its total so quickly.
“Bromsgrove is amazing – the local community has really pulled together.
“We cannot thank everyone enough.
“Without the support of people like this, our project just couldn’t do the amazing work it does to support vulnerable young people in the local area.”
The charity gives out an average of 25 food parcels to young people in crisis and donations are vital to keep the foodbank stocked.
The Basement Project realises it is difficult for people to donate food at the moment because of the quarantine regulations so set up this challenge for people to make a cash donation instead and the charity would then buy the items for the parcels.
Anyone who wants to add to the total can visit totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/pounds4parcels