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Closed 29/07/2020

45%
£910
raised of £2,000 target by 48 supporters

    Weʼve raised £910 to help provide essential items such as food parcels, toiletries etc to our local families, NHS facilities, care homes and army veterans.

    Walkden, Little Hulton, Salford
    Funded on Wednesday, 29th July 2020

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    Story

    My name is Gemma Fish and I am the founder of the support group Walkden & Little Hulton Step into Action Group based in Salford which I set up to help my local community in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. I teamed up with Henry Hill – a Neuro Rehab Nurse at Salford Royal - who had also started a similar group Coronavirus Support Group for Walkden and Salford West and together we have recruited over 45 volunteers who are now helping people in our community every day.

    We have had such a big response to our leaflets with requests for support coming in daily from delivering a newspaper, collecting prescriptions, shopping, broken boilers, finding a home, collecting donations for foodbanks or simply just for a chat and reassurance. We have helped over 200 people who have been unable to get out of their houses.

    We are also helping out on a business front with advice for the self-employed, the recently unemployed or furloughed staff and we have linked up with a number of accountants and business advisors who have given their services for free to enable people to receive what they are entitled to from the governments packages.

    In addition, we have helped over 150 people find employment too with local supermarkets, work at home jobs or helping them set-up new enterprises and revenue streams such as adding delivery options for their existing business which was previously shop based.

    Initially we started this page to raise funds to specifically help our local NHS facilities and having done that we have also been able to provide food parcels, utility top-ups, toiletries and much more for our local community. So we are now updating the page to include our WHOLE community, all monies raised by this page will be used direct at the heart of Walkden and Little Hulton.

    In addition, we are looking at setting up a 'Community Cafe' working with local food banks as the calls for help with food are increasing over the last few days and so we want to make sure our community is able to get a hot home-cooked meal as well as food for their cupboards.

    Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. x

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    • Gemma Fish1 year ago
      Gemma Fish

      Gemma Fish

      1 year ago

      From our fundraising, we have to date raised £1881 and we have provided the following: £360 - toiletries to Bolton Hospital £400 - toiletries to 4 local care homes £100 - additional 10,000 leaflets (the first 10,000 were printed free of charge and this second order was heavily discounted) £215 - providing food parcels and gas/electric top-ups £60 - providing 400 car seat covers for the Bolton District Nursing Team So, as you can see the money is being used to help those right at the heart of this pandemic and those worst affected. THANK YOU!

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    • Gemma Fish1 year ago
      Gemma Fish

      Gemma Fish

      1 year ago

      I have some AMAZING news! We are in receipt of a £1000 donation from the fantastic team at Walkden community!! Both myself and Henry Hill will be working hard to ensure the money goes to where it’s most needed! We will keep you updated! Thank you Walkden Community! #community

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/6/2020 14.45

    Supporters

    48

    • Ian

      Ian

      Jul 6, 2020

      Tips from shopping deliveries

      £16.00

    • Pb

      Pb

      Jul 1, 2020

      Gemma has been fantastic. She has helped us massively! Thank you so much Gemma&team.

      £12.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 17, 2020

      Thanks for the items

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 12, 2020

    • Jenny McAvoy

      Jenny McAvoy

      Jun 10, 2020

      £10.00

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    Walkden, Little Hulton, Salford

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