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1 May 2015

University's Community Donation Fund supports local charity

A local charity has been presented with a £5200 cheque as part of the University’s Community Donation Fund programme.

Joseph’s Storehouse provides food parcels, clothing and other essential items to a wide range of homeless and disadvantaged people across Loughborough.

The charity applied for funding so they can employ a dedicated member of staff to organise food parcel sessions and engage with those in need of help, on a more regular basis.

Currently, Joseph’s Storehouse is volunteer-led, but increasing demand for help has meant staff workloads have become unmanageable.

Today, Friday 1 May, Joseph’s Storehouse were officially awarded with their £5200 cheque from the Special Projects Fund, which is specifically aimed at providing support for projects which are ‘one-off’ or exceptional in nature.

Judith Spence, voluntary manager of Joseph’s Storehouse, said “We’re thrilled to have received the funding from Loughborough University and know it’s going to make a huge difference to our charity.

“We have some amazing volunteers, who give up a lot of their time to help, but the demand is constant and it’s a lot for anyone to take on in their spare time. The donation will help overcome this by funding a dedicated member of staff to manage the food parcel service as a whole.

“The Donation Fund really does help to support community and voluntary groups in the area which is fantastic.”