Skipton donates another £1,000 to help Bury Drop In during covid-19 crisis

It’s a case of “double your money” for the Bury Drop In after Skipton Building Society made a second £1,000 donation to boost its work during the Covid-19 crisis. Last year, Bury Drop In were one of forty charities selected to receive a donation of £1,000 from Skipton’s inaugural £40,000 Community Giving scheme. Now, because of the testing times many charities find themselves in, the Society has decided to make a further £1,000 donation.

Bury Drop In are working together with other local community organisations and agencies including Bury Rickshaw, NHS Health Outreach, Gatehouse, Vineyard and Theatre Royal to ensure that guests are provided for and supported during the pandemic. In addition, a number of volunteers from Bury Drop In are keeping in contact with guests regularly through text and telephone.

Skipton Intermediaries launched Community Giving to give intermediaries the chance to reward charities and community groups which support housing and homelessness.

Paul Fenn, Skipton’s Head of Business Development, said: “We are delighted to donate another £40,000 to the 40 hardworking groups which were successful in our Community Giving scheme and are doing essential work for people such as the homeless. During the Covid-19 crisis we acknowledge the extra pressure being put on these charities and that is why we have made this donation.”

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