April 14, 2020 11.27 am This story is over 17 months old

Lincolnshire coronavirus crisis fund needs more donations

Over £7,000 has already been raised, but more is still needed.

A crisis fund in Lincolnshire has appealed for more donations to help local charities and businesses.

The organisation was set up by Lincolnshire Community Foundation to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, over £7,000 has been raised for the likes of food banks, community hubs and Lincolnshire charities.

Sue Fortune, joint CEO of the foundation, said: “The elderly and isolated are among the most vulnerable groups within our communities, especially in circumstances such as these.

“We launched this appeal to ensure that the most at risk residents of Lincolnshire receive the vital support, and essentials that frontline organisations and groups in the charitable and voluntary sector deliver.”

The Lincolnite reported on the startup of the fund on April 8 as they set a £500,000 target to help save lives.

The fundraiser has been supported by a nationwide appeal, working in partnership with the British Red Cross.

“We at Lincolnshire Community Foundation will distribute a proportion of the funds raised to the incredible community groups and charitable organisations providing frontline support in Lincolnshire during the Coronavirus outbreak.”

You can donate to the cause here.

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