Cash For Charites: Last call to apply for £20,000

Friend In Deed founder, Kelly Lindsay, enjoying a music session with residents at York House care home

Friend In Deed founder, Kelly Lindsay, enjoying a music session with residents at York House care home before the coronavirus lockdwn. - Credit: FRIEND IN DEED

Charities have one day left to register for the chance to get a share of £20,000 as part of this paper's Cash For Charities campaign.

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has caused major financial losses for worthy causes and now people can do their bit to support organisations which help hundreds of people each year.

Some 112 organisations and groups from Norfolk, Waveney and north Suffolk have signed up to be part of Cash For Charities.

The Sing Your Heart Out volunteer-run group who have benefitted from Comic Relief, in full voice. Pi

The Sing Your Heart Out volunteer-run group which has applied to receive part of the £20,000 Cash For Charities fund. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

One of the charities that has applied is Home-Start Norfolk, which offers practical and emotional support through volunteers to families who have children aged 0-5 and going through a range of challenges.

Helen Brown, interim development manager, said: "Last year we limped through financially. We have reduced fundraising activities. It has left us with a bit of an empty bucket for us to fill."

Mum Katie with her son Bailey being helped by Home-Start Norfolk volunteer Amanda, pictured before the coronavirus pandemic.

Mum Katie with her son Bailey being helped by Home-Start Norfolk volunteer Amanda, pictured before the coronavirus pandemic. - Credit: Home-Start Norfolk

She said it was crucial to attract more funds to support the many families and was expecting a spike in demand as lockdown lifts.

Kelly Lindsay, founder of Friend in Deed, which links up children with care home residents mainly in Norfolk, has also applied for the £20,000 pot.

Kelly Lindsay, founder of Friend in Deed charity.

Kelly Lindsay, founder of Friend in Deed charity. - Credit: Friend in Deed

Visits stopped last year and in the meantime youngsters and the elderly have communicated remotely.

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The former teacher from Cawston said the organisation had lost 40pc of its income over the past year, which mainly comes from care homes.

She said: "Our volunteers have raised £7,000 which helped offset the loses. Any money would help alleviate a bit of pressure."

Miss Lindsay said the charity, which stops loneliness and promotes kindness, would be needed more than ever after the lockdown.

Charities must have a registered charity number and have until 5pm on Thursday to apply.

If you would like to take part, please fill out the Wufoo form with the required information.

Please email charities@archant.co.uk with any questions.

And from Monday, April 26, people can help by collecting tokens for the charities which will be printed in this and participating papers until July 3.

These will then be collected, counted up, and the money will be shared proportionately to how many have been used for each of the different charities.

Which charities have signed up so far?

Norwich Marchesi Rotary Benevolent Account

Asperger East Anglia

1st Attleborough (St Mary's) Scout Group

Great Ryburgh Playing Field

Norfolk SEN Network

Wymondham Dementia Support Group

First Focus

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper 

1st Snettisham Scout Group

Charles Burrell Centre 

Friends of Clinks Care Farm

Astro Brain Tumour Fund 

All Saints Threxton

Norfolk Family Carers

1st Wymondham ScoutGroup

Sing Your Heart Out

YMCA Norfolk

The Woolverstone Project

St Gregory's Church Sudbury (Bells)

Oasis English Language School

Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk)

The Long Shop Museum

East Coast Sail Trust

Warren Association Trust

Southwold Sailors Reading Room

Ipswich Opportunity Group

Lower Somersham Village Hall

Sudbury Newstalk

Stonham Aspal Village Hall 

Parham Airfield Museum

Mistley and Manningtree Welcome Home Trust

City WI Norwich

Fresh Start Future Enterprises Ltd

Keeping Abreast

Swan Youth Project

Norfolk Citizens Advice

Norfolk Community Law Service

Ingham Village Hall

1st Hoveton and Wroxham Scout Group

The Museum of the Broads

Star Throwers CIO

Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club

Home-Start Norfolk

Lowestoft Museum

St John Ambulance

Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre

1st Caister Scout Group

Dereham Theatre Company

Great Yarmouth Gateway Club

Aylsham Older People's Association

The Clare School, Norwich

Rural Coffee Caravan,

Rotary Club of Downham Market Trust Fund

Little Snoring Playgroup

Carers Matter Norfolk

Friend in Deed

St Martins

North Walsham Play

Thetford and District Dementia Support Group

1st Bungay (School) Sea Scout Group

William Cowper Preschool Nursery

Whitwell Hall Country Centre

Hanworth with Gunton Memorial Hall

Sue Lambert Trust

Oak Grove Community Church

How Hill Trust

Louise Hamilton Trust

Allsorts Support Services CIC

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The 39th Bomb Group Memorial Exhibition Hethel

Swainsthorpe Community Charity Trust

Feed Waveney community

Hear for Norfolk (Norfolk Deaf Association)

Age UK Norfolk

Norfolk Federation of WIs

MenTalkHealth

Nansa (Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association)


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