Supporting the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund as it surpasses £850,000

9 July 2020 • Community

We are delighted to have donated £10,000 to the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund, contributing to its impressive total as it surpasses £850,000.

Now in its fourth month, the fund has eclipsed the original target of £100,000 and is well on its way to achieving its new target of £1 million. The fund was set up in March to raise money for those most at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is already being put to good use across Cambridgeshire.

More than 60% of the total amount raised has been presented to community organisations through a series of grants and is giving a lifeline to people dealing with issues brought on by COVID-19. Those most affected by financial hardship, food shortages, loneliness, home schooling and domestic abuse are all receiving much needed support because of the generosity of local businesses and people in our local area.

Chief Commercial Officer Carole Charter said, “We are delighted to help with the fundraising efforts of the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund with a donation of £10,000. Supporting our community is central to the way we work at The Cambridge and whilst our team members aren't able to support local charities and community groups in the manner we normally would at the moment, we’re pleased to continue finding new ways of offering people hope amid the ‘new normal’. The list of local charities and community groups the fund has already supported is astonishing and this includes charities we've developed strong relationships with in previous years. East Anglian Air Ambulance, East Anglia's Children's Hospices and Romsey Mill Trust, like so many others, will all benefit from the fund and will be able to continue their vital hard work. We’re proud to be part of a wider community that’s working together to support vulnerable people in our region.”   

For more information on the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund and how to donate, please click here.