BDCA Covid Appeal!

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BDCA Covid Appeal!


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+ est. £1936.00 Gift Aid



Together, we can help East London make it through this crisis!

We did it!

When we launched this appeal, we were conscious that many people are struggling financially right now, while others have already given very generously to their communities since this crisis started. 

But as the appeal closes today, we've even exceeded our stretch target. We've raised more than £10,000 - an amazing response that's left us quite emotional, very humbled and extremely thankful. It's shown us again what a fantastic community we have in East London that has really stepped up to the plate during this crisis. 

We've also been moved to see support from so many different parts of the community - from former service users to our families and friends, neighbours, local faith communities, and even generous well-wishers from beyond East London.

Here's a message our CEO Chelle Coulton has asked us to share:

"What wonderful Friday news that we’ve exceeded our appeal target!  I want to say an enormous THANK YOU to every single one of you who gave so selflessly to the appeal and who spread the word and encouraged others to do so.  

I know I speak for the whole BDCA team when I say that I’m blown away by the goodwill and generosity of our supporters.  Not only do these donations provide the resources we need to keep going, but it’s hugely encouraging to know that people out there care as much as we do about our community - and trust us to ensure their money is put to the best possible use right now.  

We’re so saddened to see just how hard Covid-19 has hit Newham. Despite lockdown beginning to ease and although the universal credit claims our team have helped our neighbours make are in many cases starting to kick in, the material need in our community has never been greater in BDCA’s lifetime.  

As long as resources permit, we will continue to work to relieve this need through our foodbank, delivery hub and advice service, and to provide the vital digital and phone-based services to help our elders, families and young people combat loneliness and isolation until we can meet together again.  

Thank you again for joining with us and being part of our community!"

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 could provide an emergency foodbank parcel!

Your £10 could provide an emergency parcel for one vulnerable adult visiting our foodbank and help them to make it through the week.

£25 or more

£25 helps deliver a virtual activity for children!

Your £25 could help us deliver a virtual activity to support local families while schools are closed. For example, we provide a popular daily Community Craft session on our YouTube channel to help keep children entertained and learning!

£50 or more

£50 buys emergency essentials for two families!

Your £50 could enable us to deliver emergency relief packs of food, cleaning and and household products to two local families of five who are vulnerable or self-isolating.

£100 or more

£100 can teach lonely elders technology skills!

Your £100 could pay for a masterclass to help isolated elders learn new technology skills and get connected online. If you give £100 or more, you'll also receive a personal invitation to join our staff, volunteers and supporters at our 2020 celebration event to say thank you for being a BDCA hero! Date to be confirmed, subject to latest government advice. Please tick the option to allow us to communicate with you when making your donation.

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