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More than £250,000 distributed to charitable organisations across the south west

Age UK Bath & North East Somerset have received £5,000 from the fund, which will support elderly people across the region. Picture credits: Quarter Community Foundation

A charity that covers Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has already distributed over £250,000 for charitable organisations in need of support.

The Quartet Community Foundation has sent the funds to local groups, having already raised over £440,000 for the fund in response to the coronavirus crisis.

They have also been given over £120,000 from the National Emergencies Trust.

Sue Turner, Chief Executive of Quartet Community Foundation, said:

“Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so generously to help our charities keep up their great work through this awful crisis.

"It’s a testament to the generosity of local people that we’ve already got over £250,000 to our local charities, community and voluntary groups.

"From ensuring our children and elderly people have good food, to advice on benefits and mental health support, we depend on charities to ensure our most disadvantaged people are not forgotten.”

Age UK B&NES received £5,000 from the fund to offer emergency one-on-one support to older people in Bath and North East Somerset in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Janet Dabbs, their CEO said:

“It is challenging time for everyone, especially those who are looking after the most vulnerable.

"At Age UK B&NES we have drastically changed the way we work to make sure older people get the support they need in and around their homes.

"Access to food and medicine, getting people home from hospital safely as well as keeping a check on loneliness is paramount.

"We are extremely grateful for the much-needed funding from the Quartet Community Foundation and it means we can support more vulnerable older people, seven days a week until this crisis is over." 

If you are interested in donating to the fund you can do so by clicking here.

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