The Community Link Foundation was delighted to be able to assist a grant request from Southport Foodbank based at Lakeside Community Centre who were looking for funding to assist in the purchase of a food trailer and also help replenish stocks at this busy time of year.
The Community Link Foundation were able to use some of the funds presented to them by students and staff of Churchtown Primary School who have adopted Community Link as their charity of the year.
John Sullivan, Manager at Southport Foodbank who met with representatives from Community Link and Churchtown Primary School commented on how grateful the team at the Centre were to receive the award. He said “this funding will help cover some of the cost of the new trailer to be used to collect food from the 100’s of collection points around the town making our job so much easier, we will also use the money to purchase some supplies for the foodbank and some will also be used in the debt management centre, it will all make a huge difference”
Churchtown Primary adopted Community Link as Charity of the year earlier year and on a recent non-uniform day raised £300 for Community Link Foundation, the staff and children were delighted to see that the funds they raised went to such a deserving cause, representing Churchtown School Head Teachers Mrs Payne and Mrs Taylor said “it is great that we are able to support Community Link Foundation and even better that the children get to see how the money gets used, we believe that the children should understand their community and what a community is and this definitely gives them an opportunity to see thatâ€ On the day 24 children along with some staff and parents visited the Foodbank and helped to prepare some food parcels as well as labelling and weighing stock at the centre, they were given an insight into how the centre operates and how many people it helps.
Annie McTaggert, a trustee for Community Link Centre commented on how professionally run the centre was and how organised everyone was she said “it was amazing how organised and structured everything is, the volunteers at the centre are incredible and help so many people who live on our doorstep, I have a huge amount of admiration for each and every one of them.
“Community Link Foundation are committed to helping enhance the lives of local people and this project fitted perfectly in with our ethos” said Chairman David Barron “we are now starting to see more grant applications coming in and we would encourage any individuals or organisations who feel that we can help to get in touch, our grant criteria is available on our website www.clfoundation.co.uk”
David also explained that the Foundation are also looking for individuals and organisations to raise funds which the Foundation can put to good use in the local area and if anybody would like to get involved please email email@example.com or call 01704 531080.