This Christmas Greatwell Homes have donated £500 to the Daylight Centre Fellowship in Wellingborough, to show our support for all the wonderful work they do throughout the year.
The Daylight Centre Fellowship aims to prevent and alleviate poverty, loneliness, and homelessness in the district of Wellingborough by providing a safe place to be, expert advice, access to hot meals and a Food Bank.
Last year saw the Daylight Centre close to clients and the support facility temporarily changed into a Foodbank to cope with an increased demand for food. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Daylight Centre volunteers delivered hot meals seven days a week to those in temporary accommodation and food parcels were delivered to households across the town and surrounding areas by volunteer drivers.
This year has been very different for the Daylight Centre, with the return of client-based support services, the re-opening of their charity shop and successful relocation of their Foodbank services.
In 2021 the Foodbank provided over 3,000 food parcels to 6,300 people, as well as delivering over 7,000 hot meals to those in temporary accommodation and many frozen meals to families in poverty, with an extra focus on providing a more healthy and balanced food parcel which includes fruit and vegetables.
James Bellamy, Trustee at the Daylight Centre Fellowship, said: ‘We are proud of coming out of the pandemic stronger as a charity than when we went into it. We owe an enormous debt to our 80+ volunteers who provide us with the skills to supplement those of our staff and we are indebted to our donors who so generously provide us with the funds that sustain our work’
We hope that our donation will help to support the Daylight Centre and assist many families in our community.