Our Yorkshire Communities
To support our local communities, we’ve been getting our tea and coffee into the hands of NHS and social care workers in our local area. We can’t thank them enough for the work they’re doing day in, day out. We’re also keen to help organisations helping the vulnerable and isolated. Yorkshire Tea has been included in befriending and activity packs sent to elderly and vulnerable people with letters from volunteers.
Supporting our regional Coronavirus Community Fund
Charities across the country have had to galvanise their efforts and energies to support the most vulnerable during lockdown – while sadly, with much fundraising activity on hold, many have seen income drop dramatically. To help charities through this difficult period, the National Emergencies Trust has been working with the Government and regional community foundations to ensure charities have the resources required to provide help where it’s needed.
The Two Ridings Community Foundation are the organisation working in our region – and to support their vital work we’ve donated £110,000 to their Coronavirus Community Fund. The Fund provides emergency grants to charities and groups, so that they can cope with an increase in demand for their services or adapt the way they work.
Beyond, the initial emergency relief phase, the Fund will also help charities survive and recover for the future so that when life returns back to normal, they’ll be to continue to offer their vital services.
Our overseas community
You can find out more about how we’re supporting our tea and coffee supplier communities here.