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£340raised of £1,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £340 to help provide lunches for families in Beacon Heath this summer.

    Beacon Heath, Exeter
    Funded on Sunday, 26th August 2018

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    Story

    In the UK 650,000 primary aged children get free school meals during term time, but there is no state provision for children in the holidays. In our community in Beacon heath there will be children going hungry this summer unless we are able to help.

    At the Beacon Community Centre we are providing free meals to forty families twice a week during four weeks of the summer holidays to give their children a good nutritious cooked meal. This is in addition to running the normal weekly food bank and drop-ins.

    We've already raised £1000 to pay for some of the food and some local people are generously providing some meals but we need to raise an additional £1000 to make sure everyone goes home full and with a take-home bag of healthy left-over food.

    A government reports says that "there are approximately 170 non-school days in the year that Free School Meal pupils cannot access their entitlement to a school lunch, which is often the only regular hot meal that is available to them during the week.

    "There is also recognition of increased pressure on families to feed children over the holiday periods where stretched household budgets are struggling to make sure children are well."

    Beacon Heath is the second most deprived area in Exeter and hunger is a daily struggle for some families. The holidays make the situation worse and we want to stop school holiday hunger.

    Help us to help our communities to help themselves.

    A donation of

    £2.50 provides one meal for one week

    £10 provides one meal for all four weeks

    £20 provides one child two meals for four weeks

    Please donate, it doesn't matter if it one meal or months worth, we value every contribution.

    Updates

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    • Karl & Liz Straw 4 months ago
      Karl & Liz Straw

      Karl & Liz Straw

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We've done three out of the four meals and raised all the money we need to provide the meals. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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    5 months ago

    Karl & Liz Straw started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 8/25/2018 4:59 PM

    Supporters

    10

    • Simon and Sharon at itecopeople

      Simon and Sharon at itecopeople

      Aug 7, 2018

      Well done to you guys for arranging this.

      £30.00

    • Martin and Lindy James

      Martin and Lindy James

      Aug 5, 2018

      We hope you raise everything you need - thanks and well done

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2018

      £100.00

    • Judy Ferrier

      Judy Ferrier

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done Liz and Karl

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 30, 2018

      Great project, happy to help if needed.

    • Julia Stripp

      Julia Stripp

      Jul 30, 2018

      This is great!

    • Belinda Deery

      Belinda Deery

      Jul 29, 2018

      Thanks for initiating this worthwhile fundraiser. Hope you reach the total quickly to help as many children as possible.

      £20.00

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    Karl & Liz Straw

    Karl & Liz Straw

    Beacon Heath, Exeter

    Passionate about social justice and the projects in Beacon Heath.

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