United St Saviour’s Charity have shared their ‘heartfelt thanks’ after its Christmas appeal exceeded the £22,000 target in just one week.
The Southwark Community Appeal, a partnership between United St Saviour’s, St George The Martyr’s Charity, and Southwark Council, has now received more than £26,000 in funding from generous residents.
This means more than 3,500 of the most vulnerable people in Southwark – at risk of COVID-19 but also loneliness and isolation – will be brought some Christmas cheer over the holidays.
Thirty-three grants have already been awarded to charities and community groups, including TRAs, to keep up their fantastic support work over Christmas and into the New Year.
These funds will make a huge difference not only to elderly, unwell, and vulnerable people but also those who care for their relatives, people struggling with mental health and people living with disabilities.
As the charity has exceeded its fundraising target, it is even able to widen its grants to help people struggling financially.
£26,291 has been raised so far by the charity’s supporters and our generous readers. Thank you!