Horsham residents urged to donate to fund for food and medicine for vulnerable

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Horsham district residents are being urged to back a fund to buy and deliver essential items to the vulnerable.

Horsham District Council is urging people to help raise £10,000 by the end of May to support the Community Volunteer Hubs in the area.

The money will be used to buy and deliver essential food and medicines to the vulnerable who are self-isolating.

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A council spokeswoman said: “To ensure every vulnerable Horsham District resident gets the essential items they need, we need to raise £10,000 by the end of May 2020.”

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She added that £10 will buy essential foods, £20 will buy essential foods and medicines and £50 will buy a small food parcel for a self-isolating resident and contribute to a food bank.

The spokeswoman said: “Any donations are really welcome.

“To give £20 by mobile, just text HUBS to 70085. Texts cost £20 (the donation) plus one standard rate message.

“You can donate online at https://www.horsham.gov.uk/covid19appeal

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“Thank you to everyone who has made a donation so far. The appeal has raised an amazing £5,327 so we are over the half way point – with your ongoing help let’s make the target.”

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