Charity begins at home during Covid-19 pandemic

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We are moving towards retail shops opening up again and some schools taking in more children within the next few weeks. Just before we lift the lid, ever so slightly, it seemed a good time to celebrate the help and support out there in local communities.

WORDS: Jean Hill

Robbie Fowler and Elatus Developments donate an apartment.

Robbie Fowler wants you to stay home (and exercise safely) and if you are the lucky one, win an apartment in Liverpool.

The apartment is donated to help raise money for the front line fight against Covid19.

There are 1000 free raffled tickets for NHS workers, with thanks to SEP Construction.

The more tickets you buy, the more you donate, and the better your chances of winning.

Buy a ticket or multiple tickets.  Competition closes on May 29th (midnight UK).  The draw will be made on 30th May (money will go straight to the nominated front line service or charity, minus any costs associated).

Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers are delivering essential hamper in local communities around Birkenhead.

Kirkdale Boxing Club (Liverpool)

The club is boxing clever when it comes to helping out people in the community.

Sponsors include LA Productions, Transalpino and Maverick Stars. The club is providing hot meals to the elderly and vulnerable each day.

The meals are available for collection and they can also be delivered if people cannot get to the club.

If you know someone who could benefit from a hot meal: call 0151 933 9889 or 07951819170.

Helping Hands and small acts of kindness

This is a voluntary group in Cheadle Hulme that is definitely making a difference in the community. Volunteers can do shopping, deliver meals, walk pets, post mail and be there for a friendly chat for those who are isolated. Such a simple, worthwhile community help group.

Helping Hands group can be found on Facebook.

Secret Hamper NHS70 Initiative

The aim of this non for profit initiative is to invite businesses, sports stars, celebrities and individuals to recognise and celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

Bespoke hampers say a big ‘thank you’ to NHS workers.

Each time they deliver 70 hampers to a hospital the contents are shared amongst the staff.

In addition the benefits to your business include:

  • Each individual business will be mentioned on all Secret Hamper social media channels.
  • A great story that you can share in your internal newsletter and blog

If you are interested in getting involved: call 033 03337390

Alder Hey Hospital is on the list of hospitals.

Each hamper costs £70 and is packed full of locally sourced products designed to share.

The GoFundMe option means that individuals can contribute from as little as £1.

The Whitechapel Centre

The Whitechapel Centre is the leading homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region. They work with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. You can donate via their web site.

Trussell Trust food banks in the North West

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to a food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.

Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this section of the website updated regularly with information about what’s happening in food banks across the country, what to do if you need support from a food bank, and what you can do if you’re able to help. Use the buttons below to find the information you need quickly and easily.

Liverpool FC shoot for the stars and the fans

When the football season was first put on hold, there was an immediate need to help out one local charity. Twenty five percent of all donations to the North Liverpool Foodbank come from Liverpool home games. With no football, there was a big gap to fill.

The players made a £20k donation which the LFC Foundation, matched. That plugged the gap and a bit more.

There has also been academic content put together, that involves working with the Premier League ‘All Stars’ programme.

Steven Gerrard donates £5,00 to Trussell Trust food-banks

The contribution from the former Liverpool captain, now manager of Rangers, will benefit the Trussell Trust Foodbank network and helps LFC Foundation meet their goals!

Everton FC and their charity initiatives

Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community staff have been providing vital support and assistance to thousands of individuals and families in need. This is happening across Liverpool in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic through its Blue Family initiative.

Blue Family is a coordinated outreach and engagement campaign to maintain contact with fans and participants. It provides tailored and focused support, assistance and guidance to  socially isolated and at-risk members of our community.

Everton in the Community staff have delivered more than 850 emergency food parcels and distributed emergency foodbank vouchers to individuals and families living across Liverpool.

Related read: Considered acts of kindness: organisations delivering in spades, in a crisis

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