THE Basement Project has heaped praise on the Bromsgrove community for its continued support during the pandemic.
The Hanover Street charity said individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and faith organisations have ‘really stepped up’ to support the town’s most vulnerable.
Jackie Hooper, Basement Project CEO, said: “A day doesn’t go by without a knock at our door from someone who has a donation for our food bank, or a friendly phone call asking how they can help.
“People have come together to walk, bake, dance, make face coverings, drive lorries and design jewellery to raise cash for us.
“We really value our local community and always endeavour to speak to local school children, community groups and businesses about the work we do to make life that little bit easier for young people in crisis at risk of homelessness.”
But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the charity which has seen an huge increase in demand for its services because of Covid-19.
This, at the same time as seeing some of its fundraising streams disappear due to lockdown restrictions.
To combat this, the charity ran two fundraising campaigns online in May and one in December 2020.
The team sent parcels and energy vouchers to struggling families who could barely keep their cupboards stocked and their houses warm.
Fundraiser Kelly Turner said: “The community took on the challenge and we were blown away by the response to both campaigns, which raised more than £5,000.
“I would just like to say a huge thank you to every single person who has supported us during these past twelve months.”
Visit http://bromsgrovebasementproject.org.uk for more information on the charity and how it helps young people, aged up to 25, in crisis.
On the website you can also make a donation and keep up to date with the latest news.
The team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01527 832993.