This week marks the end of our Winter Appeal and what a fantastic response we have received.
After lunching the appeal at the start of October, it will close on Sunday for the 2020 season, but we will be back in the autumn when we hope to help the King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter, King’s Lynn Foodbank and the town’s Purfleet Trust, which supports the homeless and vulnerable, yet again.
Your donations have helped all three causes during the winter but we know they need help all your round, particularly with the continued lockdown and the uncertainty of being able to hold the usual fundraising events for another year.
But Your Local Paper is extremely proud to say your generosity has raised almost £10,000 – £9,575 at the last count.
We know the charities are very grateful for the help received, especially during the pandemic, which has added a great deal of pressure on charities and good causes.
We still wanted to hold our Winter Appeal in some form last year and into this year and could not ask for goods or food donations due to Covid.
Editor Sue Irving said: “We didn’t want the pandemic to stop us from helping these three fantastic charities and the support from our readers has been truly humbling.
“We had no idea when we launched the different appeal for money what response to expect and to raise getting on for £10,000 is brilliant.
“A big thank you to everyone who has made a donation. We have had cheques of differing amounts from £5 to several hundreds of pounds and it all counts.
“The charities have told us on many occasions what a difference it has made and we are pleased to have helped in some way.
“If anyone wants to make any donations in the final days or after the appeal has closed we will forward them on to the charities on your behalf.”
Our office at King Street in Lynn remains closed to customers due to lockdown, but cheques can still be dropped through our letter box or posted to 29 King Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1ET or taken directly to the charities.
The food bank is based in the TS Vancouver building on Lynn’s South Quay,
The Purfleet Trust is at Pathway House, on Austin Fields, and the night shelter moved to new premises last year at St John’s House near The Walks.
Please make cheques payable to: King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter, The Purfleet Trust or King’s Lynn Foodbank.