CHARITY RECIEVES £1,000 BACKING TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

CHARITY RECIEVES £1,000 BACKING TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands has recently donated £1,000 to Royal Voluntary Service for its work supporting older and vulnerable people in Northamptonshire.

Archie Hannah RVS32 DWSM - A volunteer from Royal Voluntary Service doing some shopping

DWSM - Archie Hannah RVS32 - A volunteer from Royal Voluntary Service doing some shopping

The donation comes as part of the Northampton-based developer’s monthly Community Fund initiative and will help the charity to continue its outreach work during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The funding will go towards supporting the charity’s overall operations and help them to purchase the PPE the volunteers need in order to carry out their work.

Across Britain, each county has volunteers working hard to support those in need, in hospital and in the community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it launched its NHS Responder Team with more than 600,000 volunteers joining to support the community as it needs it the most.

The work carried out includesproviding practical help and companionship, delivering books to those who love reading but can’t get to their local library and driving people that can’t get out and about to GP or hospital appointments.

Siôn Edwards, Community & Volunteer Fundraising Manager at the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “Royal Voluntary Service provides support to vulnerable people in the community, at home and in the NHS, ensuring they maintain social connections by providing emotional and practical support.

“During the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity has offer support to vulnerable people by offering shopping and prescription deliveries, transport to essential medical appointments, regular phone calls and activity packs.”

John Dillon, Managing Director for Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Our Community Fund initiative is designed to help support local charities and organisations in and around the communities in which we build.

“The work Royal Voluntary Service does to support older and vulnerable people is admirable and we are delighted to have been able to make a contribution to enable them to continue this.

“Many charities and organisations have been hugely impacted by the pandemic and we want to ensure we provide our support so they can continue to operate during this time.”


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