In a remarkable display of dedication and community spirit, Darwen Food Share Community Interest Company (CIC) successfully raised £7126.55 during a challenging sleep-out event held at Whitehall Park, Darwen, on Saturday, 11th November. Braving freezing temperatures that dipped to around 0°C, 18 committed volunteers from the organization participated in the fundraiser to support the vital cause of Darwen Food Share CIC.
Darwen Food Share CIC, a local initiative that has been providing free meals and support to those in need every Monday at St Peters Church on Bank Street, Darwen, has been making a significant impact in the community for the past five years. The funds raised through the sleep-out event will contribute towards the organization’s estimated annual running costs of £10,000.
Jennifer Hearle, Director of Darwen Food Share CIC, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers and the community, stating, “Well done to all participants; I am truly impressed by the overwhelming support our food share initiative receives, and this is a testament to the dedication of our exceptional volunteers. Thank you; I am genuinely touched.”
The sleep-out event not only showcased the resilience of the volunteers but also highlighted the generosity of the community in rallying behind Darwen Food Share CIC’s mission to provide assistance to those facing food insecurity.
Darwen Food Share CIC continues to accept donations on their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/darwenfoodshare. Every contribution, no matter the size, plays a crucial role in supporting the organization’s ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need.