The Foundation of Light have launched a special campaign dedicated to reducing social isolation in the North East.
With the nation staying at home as a result of COVID-19, the ‘Give a Quid’ campaign aims to raise £10,000 to help people of all ages access activities that can keep them connected, as well as improve physical and mental health.
From foodbank collections and deliveries for schools and vulnerable families, through to providing free online activities for young people with disabilities and telephone befriending for older people, the Foundation has provided critical services to thousands across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham throughout the pandemic.
In particular, through the EFL Trust’s Tackling Loneliness Together programme, the official charity of Sunderland AFC, has supported over 800 socially isolated older people with free telephone support, food parcels, activity packs and online activities to help keep them mentally and physically healthy.
But with funding for the programme due to come to an end in December 2020, the Black Cats are aiming to raise £10,000 so the Foundation can continue its life-changing support for those people until at least March 2021, ensuring the most vulnerable in the community stay connected throughout the tough winter months.
How you can help:
There’s lots of ways you can help.
- Donate today via JustGiving to help support our life changing work.
- Hold a fundraising event such as a bake sale or Red and White themed day.
- Or simply help us spread the word by printing off one of our posters and posting pictures on social using the hashtag #FoLGiveaQuid.
Join the conversation on social media using #FoLGiveaQuid:
To find out more about the impact Give a Quid has had since launching in 2019, visit our news section.