Local Ipswich foodbank FIND (Families in Need) has received another generous donation from a local community choir.
Maureen Reynel MBE of FIND (Families in Need) received a cheque for £842 from Musical Director of the Kesgrave Singers Community Choir, Emma Haggar. The money was raised at a concert in October given by the Kesgrave Singers community choir and St. John’s CEVA Primary School senior choirs. Nicola Stevenson from the Ipswich Outreach Bus also received a cheque from the charity concert.
This fantastic donation to FIND comes after a brilliant year of fundraising for the charity. 2018 was kick-started with the launch of the FIND 50 campaign to raise £100,000. The appeal is to allow FIND to move into new, larger headquarters amid soaring demand for its services – with more than 5,000 food parcels sent out every year. The location of FIND’s new headquarters has been identified and planning permission was granted by Ipswich Borough Council at the beginning of 2018. A number of businesses and schools have already signed up to the FIND 50 Lifeline Appeal, but more are needed to sign up and pledge to each raise £2,000.
Maureen Reynel MBE, founder of FIND, said: “We are hugely grateful for every donation and all the support we have received so far. We hope that more companies, schools and groups will come forward to help us, so we can continue providing support to individuals and families in desperate need.”
Employers and groups which are already part of FIND 50 include Adsar, Archant, Attwells, Barker Gotelee, BBC Radio Suffolk, Colchester Road Baptist Church, East of England Co-op, East Ipswich Rotary Club, EADT, Ellisons, Ipswich Building Society, Ipswich Round Table, Ipswich School, Kadec, Kesgrave High School, Kingsfleet Wealth, Milsoms, PLC Business, Sackers Recycling, Sainsburys, Suffolk Community Foundation, Survey Solutions, Town 102, University of Suffolk, and Waitrose.