Ealing Council urges people to donate to winter campaigns

Every local donation will help Ealing Together and local partners to continue their work in supporting vulnerable residents and families, struggling with food poverty, mental health and wellbeing, domestic violence, loneliness and isolation. It will help these organisations to ensure that vital support reaches vulnerable residents and families. 

If your circumstances allow you to help, your donation would make a huge difference to families and individuals this Christmas. 

Donate through Ealing Together, a coalition of local groups, charities and Ealing Council, set up to help support local people through the pandemic. It is very easy to donate, people just need to choose the cause they wish to support and click on the logo of the charity. Individuals and organisations willing to offer a donation or support the cause on social media are asked to use the hashtags: #EalingTogether, #CovidCommunityCampaign and #EndFoodPoverty.

Also this week the council joined forces with the Dame Louise Casey food poverty Covide Community Campaign. As part of the campaign a charity in each of the participating boroughs will receive a share of the funds raised.  In Ealing, the money will go to the Southall Community Alliance who came together with the Young Ealing Foundation to create the Southall Food Project. Both organisations have been involved in providing food aid throughout the pandemic to people in Southall. They are also connected with mutual aid groups, faith and other voluntary organisations and local businesses across the borough to ensure that no family goes hungry.

Find out more about the London wide covid community campaign and how to donate.

Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of the Council said: “Many families and individuals across the borough are struggling financially because of Covid.

“We are asking local people to join the Covid Community Campaign, dig deep and give what they can to help others this winter. Giving a little can make a big difference to those who need it the most.

Cllr Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for housing, planning and transformation added: “We also want to say a big thank you to all of Ealing's volunteers and voluntary organisations. We have seen the amazing community spirit of ordinary people looking out for each other since the first lockdown. This pandemic has brought out the best in the people of the borough of Ealing.”

Anyone can use the Ealing Together service to request support for themselves or another vulnerable person, to register to volunteer or donate to a local organisation. 

If you are struggling financially, please seek advice

The covid community campaign is led by London Councils, the Mayor of London and Dame Louise Casey in partnership with FareShare, The Trussell Trust, Magic Breakfast, and Social Bite, supported by an ever-growing coalition of businesses and voluntary, faith and community organisations.