An anonymous donation of £10K will help Hartlepool during the Coronavirus outbreak and make such a huge difference.
A kindhearted anonymous donor has donated the money to support the fantastic efforts of The Poolie Time Exchange.
The Poolie Time Exchange is a voluntary project which is providing hot meals and food parcels for 100s of people who are in isolation due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
Meaning the 10K will make a huge difference to the town. But more money is needed due to the huge demand in the service.
The Poolie Time Exchange has shown and highlighted the kindness and supporting nature of those who live Hartlepool with more than 200 people signing up to volunteer.
The volunteer service is operating from the Burbank Community Centre and is delivering essential supplies to the front doors of the elderly and most vulnerable people across Hartlepool.
Local businesses have also support with the Mecca Bingo donating 700 Easter eggs.
They are a true credit to Hartlepool and have shown how great things can happen when communities come together to support each other.
Demand for the service is on the increase with daily hot meals of up to 300 being prepared and delivered by the volunteers along with the essential shopping being dropped off.
The service has also been deployed to support the local food bank with a makeshift distribution spot with Anth Frain one of the Poolie Time Exchange volunteers handing out packages to those who need it the most.
Ian Cawley the manager of The Burbank centre has said that “Demand for the service is going up every day. We are delivering to mainly elderly and vulnerable people and the isolated.”
Ian praised the collective effort by the community adding “The collective effort has been absolutely unbelievable.”The project is also being Led by Stephen Picton and local Hartlepool Councillors Dave Hunter and Amy Prince.
To make a donation go to the funding page entitled Isolation Help at GoFundMe.com