Ways to donate towards the fight against Coronavirus in Cambridge – from food banks to fundraising initiatives
Across the UK, charities, individuals and organisations have been working hard to support people impacted by coronavirus.
From donating money to volunteering their time, people across Cambridge have stepped up to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
If you want to join them and help in the fight against the pandemic, here are some fantastic local causes that need your support.
The Red Cross
The Red Cross is one of the best known charities in the world. Operating in war zones, refugee camps, and natural disasters, they help to support the people that need it most.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross has been working hard to get individuals and organisations the help they need.
From supplying PPE and other vital medical equipment to providing information on how we can all stay safe, the charity is helping people across the country. If you want to support the Red Cross, you can make a donation or volunteer to work on the front lines.
The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund
The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund is providing charities in the county with grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. These grants are given to organisations that support the county’s most vulnerable residents, something that’s essential now many other sources of support have been closed down. Donate to the fund to help ensure these important charities have the money they need to carry on.
Cambridge City Council has created a number of volunteer opportunities for people living in the area. Volunteers are desperately needed to carry out a variety of tasks. As @camcitco says, “You’ll be asked to do things like deliver food parcels to neighbours – nothing that will endanger your health. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you want.”
As well as helping in the fight against coronavirus, volunteering can be a great way to meet others in your community.
The Cambridge Food bank
A lot of people have had their incomes hit by the lockdown. This has resulted in an increased demand on local food banks. Food banks provide people on low incomes with a crucial lifeline. The food they supply helps to keep people healthy and prevent malnutrition and hunger. You can either volunteer at your local food bank or donate groceries to help people in need.
If you don’t have time to volunteer or money to donate, you can still help in the fight against coronavirus by giving blood. Due to the number of people currently in hospital, blood supplies are currently in high demand.
Donating blood is a great way to support the NHS and save lives. Giving blood is considered essential travel, so you’re free to drive to your local centre to make your donation.
Find out more about the fight against coronavirus, and learn about volunteering opportunities in your area by exploring our site today.