The local family charity is seeing an increase in referrals, but is nevertheless encouraged that families feel able to reach out for help. Representatives have been visiting local schools and pre schools to say hello and introduce themselves and are pleased to be able to offer support where it is needed. The community continues to provide welcome support to the charity via its various fundraising initiatives - the Co-op community scheme; booking charity cars for weddings, proms and special occasions; buying goodies from the shop. More information from downton4family.org.uk
D4F continues to collect donations from the Co-op, with the valuable support of Paul and the team which never waivers. You have probably noticed the collection point - please think about adding a little something to it. Anyone in need of a food parcel and who has an authorised voucher is now able to collect from Downton Baptist Church on a Monday between 9 and 11am.
Co-op and Salisbury Foodbank
Arrive at your event in style
If you’re planning something special this year, Charity Cars have two cars available to hire for any occasion such as weddings, proms, anniversaries and birthdays. The cars have been lovingly restored by owner and chauffeur Ray who will be dressed for the occasion. The cars will also be dressed in their ribbons. Monty (the Rolls Royce) and Daisy (the vintage Austin) are at your service! You are invited to make a donation for the hire, which will go directly to Downton 4 Family. More info (and pictures!) on the charity's website.
D4F is delighted to have been chosen as one of the local charities for this years Co-op Local Community Fund running from the end of October 2021 for the next year. Co-op members can choose D4F as their charity for the year by visiting this co-op members community page.