Wellingborough foodbank given funding boost

A foodbank service in Wellingborough has received a funding boost from developers Stanton Cross.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 6:00 am
L-R: Richard Bowden (Landowner Representative at Stanton Cross), Dave Bullock (MD of Stanton Cross Developments LLP), Paul Adams (Daylight Centre Manager) and Sharon McGuire (Daylight Centre Operations Leader)

The firm - who are overseeing the new 3,650-home development to the east of the town - has announced Daylight Centre Fellowship as its charity partner for 2019 to 2020.

The Wellingborough-based independent charity will receive an initial £1,000 donation to help boost its foodbank service, which has seen demand grow rapidly in recent years.

Paul Adams, manager of the Daylight Centre Fellowship, said: “As an independent charity we rely on donations, so to receive this generous support from Stanton Cross is fantastic.

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"Without the backing of the local community, we wouldn’t be able to carry out the work we do and benefit those in Wellingborough and the surrounding areas.

"This support means we can stock-up our foodbank service during a period when donations are typically quite low."

Paul Boatman, strategic project director at Bovis Homes, said: “We are delighted to announce Daylight Centre Fellowship as our chosen charity which provides an invaluable support system to Wellingborough and the surrounding areas.

"The charity offers a wide range of services to benefit those struggling with personal issues and we want to contribute to the positive impact that it is having on the community.

"We hope our sponsorship allows the charity to further its essential work that helps local residents going through difficult times.”

Daylight Centre Fellowship strives to help people in Wellingborough and the surrounding districts of north Northamptonshire in meeting personal challenges that range from complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, learning difficulties, to homelessness or just feeling fragile, isolated and alone.