We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing funding to help us deliver an emergency service during this health pandemic. We are very grateful to the Talbot Village Trust for an award to allow us continue with part of our services to the community in this time of great need.
The monies have come from their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and will be used to ensure we can continue with deliveries of essential items across the county to those who are in need. The trust launched the £1 million fund on April 6 with applications received from dozens of charities and community groups in need of financial support to continue to operate through the crisis period.
Sir Christopher Lees, chairman of the trust, said: “We have been bowled over by the number of applications we received since launching the fund, demonstrating just how much need there is in the community to weather this storm.
To us, it means our engineer will be able to continue work in testing electrical appliances at our Christchurch depot and we will have a small delivery team made up of staff and volunteers working to provide everything needed to keep local people safe in their homes, from beds & sofas to kettles and fridges.
Our Chairman, Ray Tovey, said: “We are so pleased to be able to continue our vital work in helping families across the county with the help of the Trust and I am overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm shown by our staff & volunteers to get back to working for the community.”
If you need us, ring 07969 506152 and we will do our best to help you.