Following the successful launch of the Newmarket Community COVID-19 initiative, last week several of the town’s key stakeholders have come together to provide collaborative support for those most in need during this pandemic.
During discussions it was clear that a central fund should be set up to alleviate the pressures from the local community organisations, allowing them to use their valuable time and resources to concentrate on reaching out to the vulnerable at this time.
One of the stakeholders, The Newmarket Festival will take on task of managing this Fund to help reduce the process and enable donated and gathered funds to directly support the community. The Festival has kindly donated £5,000 to ‘kick start’ the Fund.
The Festival will also host the platform to receive any donations into the fund, through a dedicated COVID-19 page on its website.
Applications for support from the fund can be made through the Town Council’s helpline 01638 667227.
Festival Chairman, Mark Edmondson commented “I am delighted that stakeholders across the town have mobilised to come together and create support for those most in need in our community. The fund will provide much needed assistance towards the general wellbeing of individuals, families and community groups alike. The £5000 donation will help us to ‘kick start’ support immediately and I am so pleased that the Newmarket Festival can play its part in this very worthy initiative.”