Mickey's Place on drive for new venture to help more people during covid - here's how you can help

A community hub which has been supporting people in need during the coronavirus pandemic is appealing for support to help fund a van so it can better reach those in need.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 2:43 pm
Volunteers at Mickey's Place

Now volunteers are hoping to raise £1,000 for a Mickey’s Place van to make deliveries and collections more efficient.

Volunteer Ruth Bell said the van would make a huge difference to the community hub and mean they can better support those who need their help, while also helping reduce the team’s carbon footprint.

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Volunteers at Mickey's Place

She said: “It has been busier than ever during this second lockdown with a lot of people remaining furloughed.

"We’re still continuing to give out about 70 meals a day and a van would really help us better support the community and reduce our carbon footprint too.”

Mickey’s Place, based at St Michael's Church in Sulgrave, opened at the beginning of May 2020 after organisers saw how many people were struggling during the coronavirus lockdown.

Since then, a group of volunteers have been feeding vulnerable residents and offering support to people struggling in the community.

Volunteers at Mickey's Place

During the height of the first national lockdown, volunteers were feeding over 150 people a day as it supported the community through the first wave of the pandemic.

Anyone who wishes to donate to Mickey’s Place can do via their Just Giving page.

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