Newham Coronavirus emergency appeal
April 2nd update:
First of all, we are overwhelmed with the generosity and support given to Newham charities. Thank you so much for helping us raise £11,691.50 from our joint emergency appeal. The money raised is helping to provide emergency packs to Newham's most vulnerable residents.
We set up our emergency appeal, hoping that this would be a crisis that would only last a few weeks. With the recent government updates that quarantine may last significantly longer than we originally thought, the charities have decided that we need to focus on our individual long-term aims during this crisis.
Because Newham's community have been so generous and helped us smash our fundraising target, we have decided to close our joint emergency appeal, and focus on our specific areas going forward.
This is so we can ensure your donations are spent in the most effective way and make sure all of the charities helping our community can do so during this crisis - and beyond. Because when all of this is over, the people our charities were set up to help will still need us.
The £11,691 (and associated Gift Aid) raised up until Midnight on 1st April will be split evenly between the charities, as stated when those donations were made.
We are leaving this page open for anyone who happens to come across it, but please note all donations made from 2nd April will solely go to The Renewal Programme.
If you would also like to support the other charities who initially set up this page, you can do so using the following links:
Bonny Downs: https://localgiving.org/charity/bdca/
Magpie: Project: https://www.justgiving.com/magpieproject
West Silvertown Foundation: https://localgiving.org/charity/wsf/:
Alternatives Trust East London: https://localgiving.org/charity/alternatives-trust-east-london/
Each charity works with slightly different groups of people, and we will all be working non-stop to help these communities - including of course providing emergency relief packs for those who need them most. As charities and individuals, we will all be supporting each other through this difficult time. Newham is close-knit community and it's together that we will come through this.
We hope we can continue to rely on your kindness and generosity as we work through the coming weeks and months. Thank you again for all of your support and solidarity.