Appeals

You can help us make the difference

Community Works welcomes donations of food and toiletries to help support local people and families who are in financial hardship. Cash donations are especially useful and very welcome.

Over the first three months of lockdown, Community Works has helped almost 1200 people ( a mix of individuals, couples and Families). Approximately two thirds were existing members and one third are new to the organisation. The support has been both emotional and practical. The practical support has included collecting and delivering 522 lots of shopping, 478 prescriptions and library books. We’ve also been sending out activity packs weekly to families. On average we have given out 19 food parcels for 37 people a week.

Sadly, many people have needed our support due to relationship breakdowns and we have done our very best to help them secure appropriate accommodation and household items. Our staff have provided guidance over the phone as we are not able to see people in person. We also have a team of volunteers who are making regular calls to people who are socially isolated.

A number of organisations collect money to assist with the work of Community Works. Practice, to date, has generally been for the organisation to count the contributions and send a cheque for the amount to The Clock.

Recent changes to gift aid regulations within HMRC means that organisations can reclaim tax on cash donations, but in order to do so Community Works needs to receive the donations in cash rather than by cheque.

Accordingly, wherever possible, when you make such collections could you let Community Works have the cash as the reclaimed tax will increase the sum by 25%.

To make a donation through our Virgin Money Giving page, please follow the link below, and thank you

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1010003

 

Abigail Homer

Chief Executive Officer

Community Works

01845 524 494

07542 569 755

 

The Clock - Thirsk

Community Works HQ
Church Hall
St James Green
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 1AQ

Tel: 01845 524 494
E-mail: info@communityworks.uk

Community Works CIO
Community Works HQ, Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

Please note that in March 2020 The Clock (Yorkshire) CIO and Thirsk Community Care merged to form Community Works CIO

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