ONE of Worcestershire’s largest charitable organisations has launched a county-wide appeal to help community groups and charities overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

The Worcestershire Community Foundation has unveiled the Worcestershire Covid-19 Response Appeal which will use funds to help local community projects stay afloat and keep operating, with a growing number currently at risk of closure.

The Foundation is appealing for donations from individuals, organisations and businesses from across the county to help community initiatives working with vulnerable people, including volunteer programmes and health and wellbeing programmes.

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Nick Wentworth-Stanley, chair of the Worcestershire Community Foundation said: “We understand the personal and financial impact that Covid-19 is having on communities and the problems vulnerable people are facing.

“It’s vital that local communities come together and support each other in these hard and uncertain times. The charity sector relies on donations to ensure they are helping those in need, and as a Community Foundation we want to ensure that local support continues throughout this period.”

Lucy Wells, development director at the Foundation added: “We are reaching out to local companies, corporate businesses and individuals across the county who are able to support us in taking action and helping our most vulnerable neighbours.

“We are keen to make sure that we are helping organisations receive the support that they desperately need, but to do this we need contributions from everyone in Worcestershire who is able to give at this unprecedented time.

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“It’s our role to provide a voice for those who may not be able to shout very loudly themselves, but without whom whole communities would suffer immeasurably.”

To contribute to the Foundation’s appeal, readers can make a donation through a link at For more information readers can contact Lucy through

Worcestershire Community Foundation’s Corvid-19 Response Appeal is being launched to coincide the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal which is raising money at a national level.

NET will be channelling funds to deserving causes through the UK’s 46 Community Foundations, including the Worcestershire Community Foundation.