Ely Cathedral Business Group has committed itself to raise £5000 per year to support the Ely Foodbank for 2015, 2016 and 2017. We met this target last year, and this LOCAL GIVING page https://localgiving.org/fundraising/ecbg4elyfoodbank/ has been set up for the 2016 fundraising campaign.
In launching this 2016 appeal at the Celebration of Business in May, Tom Green, Chairman of ECBG, said “It is shocking that there should be such a demand for the Foodbank’s services in our community – that there are families and children who are otherwise unable to feed themselves – this goes to the heart of the mission of ECBG – how can we, as business people, contribute to the wellbeing of our community? ECBG, now in its 5th year, does not charge anyone for participation in its events - I encourage all of our members to bear this in mind when they consider supporting this appeal.”
Over 1m people were helped by Foodbanks in Britain last year – that is over 1m occasions when our fellow citizens in Britain – our neighbours - found themselves in such desperate poverty that they were not able to feed themselves.
These people are OUR neighbours because the Ely Foodbank, operating from Ely and 6 surrounding villages, helped over 3500 adults and 2000 children in the last year.
Thank you for your generosity