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Countryside Properties donation helps Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund pass £750k

Countryside staff delivering vegetable boxes to a charity at the beginning of lockdown. (35860353)
Countryside staff delivering vegetable boxes to a charity at the beginning of lockdown. (35860353)

A donation by Countryside Properties has helped take the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund past £750,000.

The housebuilder and urban regeneration company, which has developments across Cambridge, has pledged £2,500.

The fund is being distributed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to charities and groups helping those affected by Covid-19. The fund is supported by the Cambridge Independent.

Andrew Carrington, managing director, strategic land, of Countryside Properties, said: “During these unprecedented times, Countryside remains committed to supporting the local communities in which we work and to ensure we help those people that are most in need.

“We recognise that in the current crisis, there are more people struggling than ever before and we want to do our bit in helping the most vulnerable people in the communities we serve. Our priority is to ensure, that amongst other initiatives, no one goes hungry, children of our poorest communities have access to resources, and support is given to those facing homelessness. We are also keen to support the elderly and frontline workers or patients who might be struggling to cope in these difficult times.

“Supported by a team of volunteers from within Countryside we have already donated to a number of community initiatives and charities, including supporting local foodbanks with Countryside volunteers helping to deliver supplies as well as providing financial assistance to local hospices, community groups, buying and distributing PPE for hospitals and providing provisions for patients in hospital wards.

“By donating to the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund we are able to ensure that funds are reaching local charities and groups who are supporting older and vulnerable people within the Cambridgeshire community who are affected as a result of the continuing threat of Covid-19.”

The National Emergencies Trust has donated a further £63,360, which takes the overall total for the fund to £761k.

To make a donation to the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund, visit justgiving.com/campaign/Coronaviruscommunityfund.

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