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Charities 'thrilled' after £25k donation to Covid response fund

Charities dealing with the Covid 19 emergency response in Peterborough have benefited from a generous donation of £25k from O&H.
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Some of the donations have included Food for Nought, Age UK and Disability Peterborough

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service has distributed the funding to groups including Disability Peterborough, Age UK, PAB (Peterborough Association for the Blind), Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, City College Foundation and Food for Nought.

These organisations all support people who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and this money will enable them to meet the growing needs of the community during this time.

Chief Executive of Age UK, Melanie Wicklen said: "The amazing donation from O and H will support Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in our response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

"We are supporting one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of effects the virus can have on older people’s health and this will help provide support to continue the services and adapt to the changing needs."

Additionally PCVS will be distributing some of the donations to smaller groups so it will benefit even more members of our community.

Leonie McCarthy, Chief Executive of PCVS said: "We were thrilled with this donation which is supporting a number of PCVS members with their efforts in tackling the Covid 19 crisis covering all areas of the emergency from food provision to those in crisis to support for those with disability related needs."

Orton Longueville Parishh Council also helped with a generous donation, allowing PCVS to work with Life Money Peterborough for a money advice service. 

Life Money Advice is a money and debt advice centre. The service is completely free and offers face-to-face, non-judgemental professional money and debt support and advice, based at The Fletton Centre in Peterborough.