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News MBC launches Maidstone Cares crowdfunding appeal


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Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) has launched a crowdfunding appeal – ‘Maidstone Cares’ today (Friday 24 April), to support local charities and help communities across the borough most affected by the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) and is asking everyone who can to help by donating money to the campaign.

The aim of Maidstone Cares is to raise £10,000 to support organisations which are helping those most vulnerable in the borough and MBC is asking everyone who can help to donate now.

The Council prides itself on working with partners to improve the quality of community services and facilities including health care and activities as outlined in the MBC Strategic Plan, and it has never been more important to do that than now.

Maidstone Cares will support local charities including:

  • Making a Difference to Maidstone (MADM) – supporting the homeless, those in addiction, socially isolated, disadvantaged and in crisis in the Maidstone area
  • Maidstone Family Food Bank – providing food supplies across the borough
  • FareShare Kent – Maidstone branch of the charity ensuring quality surplus food doesn't go to waste and goes to the local community
  • Involve Kent – supporting the isolated with phone calls, help with shopping and prescription collections
  • Heart of Kent Hospice – caring for 1,500 patients and their families each year
  • Salvation Army - transforming the lives of people in our community

MBC Leader – Cllr Martin Cox said:

“Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus we have seen so many people across the borough come forward to help - working together to support the most vulnerable people in our communities which is quite overwhelming.

“Maidstone Cares is a crowdfunding appeal to help those most in need during this challenging time.  We are asking for all those who can to help by donating some money to provide that additional support to these great organisations.”

To donate to Maidstone Cares and find out more information – please go the website:  https://www.spacehive.com/maidstonecares

Cllr Cox concluded:

“We would like to thank everyone who can donate. Your support and generosity are crucial now more than ever, please help us help them.”

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