£10K secured for vital relief work in Slough

Slough CVS has successfully secured £10k of funding from the Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire – Coronavirus Appeal which will go directly to seven Slough groups, providing residents with food and essential supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ramesh Kukar, CEO, Slough CVS said, “We are thrilled to be able to distribute funding to some of the groups that have been supporting the COVID-19 crisis. These groups saw a need and acted straightaway. 100% of the funding we received from BCF will be given to these groups to enable them to continue this essential work.”

Slough CVS is delighted to announce that the groups receiving the funding are: Colnbrook Cares, Haymill Support Group, Pakistani Welfare Association, Sewa Day, Slough Islamic Trust, Slough Modest Sisters and Upton Court Support Group. The groups, listed on the Slough Community Response Directory, quickly adapted from their group’s main purpose and enlisted their volunteers, enabling the One Slough Community Response team to provide a swift service to those in need of vital services.

Roshtha and Sima from Slough Modest Sisters said on hearing the good news, “Wow that is amazing, thank you so much. It is wonderful to know that our work has been recognised and appreciated. It has been a humbling experience; very tough and challenging at times but very rewarding. The funds will help us immensely to re-build and continue to support the community.”

Suhas Madhekar, from Sewa Day said, “This is fantastic news which facilitates us to enhance and deliver on our commitments to Slough.”

Jamie Green, Chairman, Slough CVS said, “We know that there are many other groups in Slough that need funding and for that reason we have set up the Slough Giving – Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund. We’re asking you the public and businesses to donate to this fund, all of which will be used by community groups, charities and not-for-profit initiatives, who are supporting the many vulnerable people in Slough.”

For more information about the Slough Giving – Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund and to donate, visit: www.sloughcvs.org/donate