Boost for charity as new supporter gets on board

A THURROCK-based community charity has been boosted with news that it is to be supported by a major local business.
Giving for Thurrock, administered by Thurrock CVS raises funds for voluntary and community groups and connects communities within the local area.
Supporting over 300 local charities, groups and organisations to support and serve the people of Thurrock, it relies on donations, fundraising or volunteer services that directly impacts on people’s lives.
It is currently one of the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice’s chosen charities.
Now it is being supported by IKEA Lakeside, where HR?manager Lisa Duxbury said: “We have been looking for a focus for the numerous fundraising activities we support at IKEA Lakeside.
“Giving for Thurrock shares many of the principles we do in IKEA, by supporting families, vulnerable young people and community groups in our local area, so we were more than happy to jump on board.
“Funding and support from Giving for Thurrock is kept local and as a local retailer with many of our customers and co-workers living in the Thurrock area, this felt like a well-designed partnership that we were enthusiastic to be a part of.”
Kristina Jackson, chief executive of Thurrock CVS said: “Having a strong local partner on board makes all the difference to our local community fund. As well as fundraising, Giving for Thurrock connects communities and supports volunteering. We can react quickly in identifying where need is required locally though our network of community organisations.
“We have lots of exciting things happening over the next six months including being the chosen charity for the Grays Christmas Lights Switch On and a fantastic Giving for Thurrock Day on 29 March 2019.”
Are you a local business, group or individual and would like to know more about Giving for Thurrock? Find out more by contacting giving@thurrockcvs.org or joining Facebook Group facebook.com/GiFThurrock.

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