15 Mar Pennyfarthing Homes continues support of New Forest Basics Bank
As part of its continued support for New Forest Basics bank, the staff at Pennyfarthing Homes have helped raised a further £1,600 from the sale of former show home furniture, which will help the charity provide additional treats for vulnerable families in the southern part of the New Forest this Easter.
This support follows Pennyfarthing Homes’ response to an appeal from New Forest Basics Bank in early 2020 during the first lockdown, whereby the property developer provided a minivan and driver to help transport the much-needed extra deliveries in response to the crisis. This was followed by a Christmas donation of £1,100 to support the charity who saw an increased demand for food parcels over the festive period.
Established in 2004, New Forest Basics Bank has provided food parcels for over 20,000 vulnerable people in Lymington, Pennington, East Boldre, Boldre, Brockenhurst, Sway, Burley, Milford-on-Sea, Everton, Bransgore, New Milton and Barton-on-Sea.
In the run up to Easter, the charity has created a wish list of Easter goodies for vulnerable families they support, which includes Easter eggs, Easter crafts, children’s books, and healthcare items amongst the regular need for non-perishable food items.
Lynn Peck, Operations Manager at New Forest Basics Bank, said: “During the pandemic and continued restrictions, we’ve seen an increase in demand for our support, so we are extremely grateful to local people and businesses like Pennyfarthing Homes for their continued support and donations to enable us to support as many families as possible.
“For some families, Easter eggs and chocolate are in abundance but for others they may be struggling to even put regular food on the table. So, we have created a wish list of treats to help spread a little more joy this Easter. The further £1,600 raised by Pennyfarthing Homes has come just in time to begin ordering these seasonal goodies!”
Pennyfarthing Homes’ Managing Director, Matthew Dukes, added: ““The demand on food banks over the past year has been incredibly high. Lynn and her team have done a fantastic job in supporting so many vulnerable families through an extremely challenging year. The generosity and effort of the staff has been fantastic, and we’re delighted the most recent fundraising effort will go towards some additional treats to bring a smile to many faces to help celebrate Easter and the start of Spring.”