Our subscription service will be delivering coffee across Leicestershire and 50p from every bag sold is helping out local charities. The first chosen charity for May is Charity Link and specifically a new campaign called There With You Fund which has been set up to help people affected by the Corona Virus.
I spoke to Susan McEniff the Director of Marketing and Fundraising to help sum up what this campaign is about and how it can help make a difference to local people.
"The LeicestershireLive There With You Fund, launched in partnership with the Leicester Mercury, LeicestershireLive, the Randal Charitable Foundation and Charity Link is a charitable fund which issues emergency grants of up to £300 to Leicestershire residents in a position of exceptional hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Job losses, furloughing, delays in Universal Credit benefit claims, self-isolation due to pregnancy or ill-health and limited support services are pushing families into additional hardship and poverty. By purchasing 5000-1 coffee you will be supporting the There With You Fund to provide essential items including food vouchers, utilities, cookers, fridges (for storing food and medicine) and household goods."
You can give directly to the charity at the following link:
Remember to check back at the end of May for an update on the money raised for this amazing cause and hopefully we can make a difference.
UPDATE: 11 June 2020 - We've raised £250 for Charity Link through coffee sales in May. This is all thanks to our lovely customers. Thank you so much!