In various parts of the country local Cafes, Pubs, Shops and other Food Outlets are offering children who would otherwise rely on Free School Meals the opportunity to get a simple free meal through their establishment.
After being approached by some local business owners, Love Banwell and Love Congresbury would like to offer their support towards this initiative. As Half-term is upon us this coming week we will be working hard with those who have already approached us to make this possible and also try to liaise with key people at our local Primary schools especially to try and get the word out to those families they know are particularly vulnerable and would benefit most.
Initially, Beth Ashton-Hilton (New Creation Treasurer along with Bob Mitchell) is happy to manage small financial gifts towards supporting this project which we are calling the “Local Marcus Rashford Initiative.” If you wish to give a small donation to this fund such as £2, £3 or £5 then details of how to do this are given below. Being part of Love Banwell and Love Congresbury and therefore an existing Charity behind it means we can also claim the Gift Aid on donations if you are a taxpayer.
Once we have got through Half-term, we hope to then develop more established links between local businesses, the schools and others in order to prepare with a little more time for Christmas unless wider circumstances change.
Further details will be posted on the website www.newcreationchurches.org.uk, along with the New Creation, Love Banwell and Love Congresbury Facebook pages as we develop the scheme and co-operations with other local organisations so please look out for updates.
In the meantime, donations can be made by bank transfer or cheque to the appropriate church which is then designated to Love Banwell or Love Congresbury.
Cheques made payable to St. Andrew’s Congresbury Parochial Church Council
Electronic Bank Transfer: Bank: NatWest Sort Code: 60-23-32 Account No: 72280484
Cheques can be made payable to Parochial Church Council of Banwell
Electronic bank transfers: Bank: NatWest Sort Code: 60-23-32 Account No: 41720210