Bedford Lions show support for local Foodbank thanks to national fund

Bedford Foodbank
Bedford Foodbank's van arriving with donations

The Bedford Lions Club has shown its support for Bedford Foodbank, thanks to being awarded a share of a £100,000 fund set up by the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles.

Lions Clubs across Britain will benefit from the special fund which has been launched to support local communities during the coronavirus crisis.

Bedford Lions have been awarded £1,000 which they have decided will be used to support Bedford Foodbank at this critical time.

“This is a significant sum of money that we are putting to good use straight away,” said Maddy Gamble from Bedford Lions.

“This coronavirus pandemic is hurting lots of local people in lots of different ways – just because we are all social distancing doesn’t stop us from caring – we are doing what we can, and this cash injection will help us do more.”

Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles responds to a humanitarian crisis by working with its members to understand where in their communities support is needed.

They supports a range of good causes and local projects, and anyone can get involved. To find out more, head to their website or by calling 0345 833 7429.

Bedford Lions is part of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles, which in turn is part of Lions Clubs International which has 1.45 million members in over 210 countries.

Lions Club members based in the UK and Europe volunteer almost six million hours of voluntary service and raise £88 million support their local communities each year.

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