Inspired by the Marcus Rashford Initiative.
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.
In Banwell, throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Parish Council and the local Primary School, with the support of Love Banwell, have operated an outpost of Weston Foodbank and worked to ensure that anyone in need within the village is given provision from donations.
In Congresbury, things have worked slightly differently. Love Congresbury has taken the lead on co-ordinating aid and support within the village and Foodbank donations have been taken to the temporary outpost of Clevedon Foodbank in Yatton.
Love Congresbury is currently taking some provisions to St. Andrew’s Primary School each week to help and over Christmas, Christmas boxes were delivered to families via the school or around the village that had been kindly donated from Congresbury residents.
Building on this, anyone who shops in ‘Congar’s Cafe’ or ‘Re:Store’ in Congresbury can ‘pay it forward’ by making a small donation to cover a future purchase.
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.
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 PCC
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
If anyone is facing financial hardship at this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch as we can help. In these very strange times there are some facing financial difficulties for the first time and it can be very daunting but there is help available.