Friends of Charlton Kings 2020 Summer Appeal


Friends of Charlton Kings was refreshed by a handful of local residents to help the isolated and the shielded across the area to handle the COVID 19 crisis.  To date we have over 400 volunteers who have supported over 150 households on a day to day basis – and done so much more as well, delivering information, building social media platforms, planning interventions to improve security and well being of all residents.  

In terms of the support we offer, from shopping services to prescription pick-ups to a weekly check in and chat, everything has been possible thanks to a grant from the parish council, and mostly, the free time and willingness of our volunteers.

As we head to the summer, there is a growing need across Charlton Kings and our wider community. We are committed to keeping our phone lines open, our virtual connections active, and will be running community events. We will also continue our support to shielded households and those needing help to reconnect with the outside world. Within the Friends community there is a listening ear for anyone who needs it, any time.

We stand by to help every family whose circumstances are difficult - to do this we will need a bit of help. There are costs to what we are doing and many of you have asked along the way if you can donate or help to our cause – thank you. This crowd fund will support local people in Charlton Kings whose circumstances make food provision challenging.  Every penny will put food directly into the hands of local person who risks going without (young or old). And every penny will be spent with Charlton Kings local businesses; returning your support into our local economy.

Need will be assessed locally by our thriving community groups, or signposted by schools, churches and more – those that can pay do, those that cannot, do not – and no-one beyond the very small core Friends team knows the difference.

Please give whatever you can. £3 is a lunch for someone. £30 is a food box for a week for a single household. £300 is a community BBQ. Please help us, help everyone, in difficult times.

Our funding ambition is based on 1 in every 100 homes needing some form of support.


Thank you



*This is in addition to government school meal vouchers and food bank support. While both are welcome and necessary, there is a long list of need that can fall through the cracks. Having a fund available enables us to move within 24 hours of changing circumstances – and we always provide food, not money, which can be particularly important when children or other vulnerable people are involved.


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Team Friends 
Cheltenham, South West England, United Kingdom
Friends of Charlton Kings 

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