The COVID-19 pandemic has put an immense strain on charities across the country. It’s been an almost perfect storm – the need for charitable work has been at its peak whilst donations have been significantly down this has been further compounded by lockdowns and social distancing measures meaning that fundraising events have been cancelled two years running.
At Community Awareness the Trustees decided to go digital and carried out a virtual cycle and walk down the Cotswold Way – walking and cycling close to our homes and covering the 102 miles between us. It was a quick and easy way to rate much-needed funds.
Our regular donors were equally generous and in some cases even when events weren’t being held we received donations (albeit much reduced) to help tide us over.
But there is no getting away from it – the pandemic has meant a major reduction in events income for us.
Now more than ever we need your help – need is increasing every day and changes to furlough arrangements will mean that this trend continues.