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The Teesdale Care Package Campaign
The Teesdale Care Package Campaign was launched in March 2020, in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures. The campaign provides trade to local businesses and provides much needed groceries to those in need in our community.
Lockdown created a decline in seasonal and tourist dependent employment across our community. We have also seen a number of families lose their income altogether due to loss of employment or a postponement in income. As a community organisation TCR also felt the loss of custom and bookings, however we are using our amazing resource to find solutions to the new needs of our community.
Over a year later, the campaign provides a vital lifeline to those continuing to be affected by the pandemic. Through the distribution of supermarket surplus via our FareShare scheme, and on-going provision of weekly care packages, TCR continues to help the most vulnerable in our community.
How You Can Help
You can contribute to the project in a number of ways:
- Donate to our GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rachel039s-campaign-for-teesdale-community-resources. We will use your donations to purchase grocery items from the local high street to fill our Care Packages.
- Donate items of food, cleaning products or toiletries to our donation box situated at the Hub front door, Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 5:00pm.
- Donate funds direct to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keep an eye out for opportunities to volunteer for the project as the need grows.
We have already donated hundreds of Care Packages to people in Teesdale.
How You Get Help
TCR receive referrals from a number of partners such as the local schools, Family Workers, YMCA, Housing Associations and local charities. We can also take a “good neighbour” referral or you can refer yourself. Support is not means-tested, and at present we just need to know that you are not able to purchase grocery items yourself. This might be due to significant loss of income, sudden increase in your own costs (for example business outgoings), inability to get out and about due to self isolation or shielding, no access to the internet to organise an online shop.
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