Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Crowdfunder campaign. You helped us raise an amazing £10,000 (plus Gift Aid), which means our Match Funder will add a further £10,000!
Over Christmas we were able to use some of the funds to provide enough Christmas food bags to everyone who came to our foodbank and build up our stocks for the New Year. We are so grateful for your help in ensuring we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us. We are therefore going to keep our Crowdfunder campaign open with a stretch target of £20,000.
Not only does LWB provide crisis support with food parcels and hot meals to tackle food insecurity, but we also offer a variety of services to address the root cause of the problem. We provide advocacy advice and counselling to help our users improve their living situations long term.
Following increases in social isolation and decline in mental health during lockdown, demand on our counselling service is increasing and we currently only have one full-time counsellor available. If we can reach our new target, we would like to expand our counselling service to make this "life-saving" service available to more people in need.
We are hopeful that we will be able to reach this new target.
Thank you for supporting Living Well and helping us to keep our critical services going.