Local Charity Launches Crowdfund To Tackle Cost of Living Crisis
Revive Healthy Living Centre in Chaddesden has launched an ambitious crowdfunding appeal with the target of raising £10,000 to help some of the most disadvantaged people in the city cope with the crippling cost of living crisis.
Due to the issues that people requiring the Charity’s help are experiencing, including domestic violence, poverty, suicide and ill health, Revive applied to the National Emergencies Trust for support, and this has been recognised with an additional boost.
Every donation of £250 and under pledged before December 17th is being matched by the Trust’s local action fund.
Revive centre manager Jo Andrew explained: “The additional support by the National Emergencies Trust reflects the severity of the situation and Revive is extremely grateful for their support which has galvanised our efforts to launch this crowdfunding appeal.
“Many of the local people in Derwent, Chaddesden, Oakwood and Spondon that we support are at crisis point and can’t afford to eat or heat their homes.
“Most of the people in this area have pre-paid energy meters and therefore face the highest energy charges.
“Reaching our target will enable us to support people who are really struggling by topping up their pre-paid energy meters as well as arranging fresh food parcels for those in greatest need and suffering serious health issues and providing vouchers for those with dietary requirements who face particularly high grocery bills for the basic necessities.”
Ms Andrew continued that the Charity was supporting people at the lowest point in their lives.
“We are particularly concerned about local pensioners and younger people who are living with, receiving treatment for or waiting for cancer test results as well as families who are caring for children suffering from life limiting illnesses.
“These individuals and families are expected to survive on SSP benefits of just £96.35 a week but have been particularly affected by the increases in cost of living and the energy crisis and desperately need help.
“We need to do something before the situation gets worse and are therefore creating a general fund that we can use to support people facing tragic personal circumstances - but can only do that with the help of local individuals, businesses and organisations.”
For more information about Revive Aid, please visit their CrowdFunder page here