It’s not too late to donate

Thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated to our chosen charity this year via our JustGiving link:

The Godalming and Villages Community Corona Virus assistance supports our local Foodbank and Food Store with donations that benefit our local community.

To date we have raised £470 and are so grateful for your generosity. I know we can do even better and if you could just spare a minute to read the message below from our Town Clerk, you will see how your donations are being used.

So many from our local population have been badly affected due to the pandemic through no fault of their own, and we feel we have the opportunity to really make a difference by supporting the Rotary Clubs’ Waverley Covid support fund.

Luck’s Yard Clinic has arranged that everyone who donates will receive a fantastic step by step running programme, teaching you to run mindfully, safely and effectively.

If this is not for you, why not gift it to a friend or someone in your family?

Give locally and receive the gift of health back.

To donate click here:

We have received a lovely message from Andy Jeffery, Town Clerk, which we have summarised here:

‘Firstly, may I say a massive thank you on behalf of everyone involved in the Godalming & Villages Community Store and the Foodbank at St Marks.

The Community Store has provided much needed support to members of the community since it opened on 20 April and The Christmas appeal has allowed us to provide additional support over the Christmas period for 164 adults and 112 children in 88 households located in our local community.

People have been incredibly generous which has allowed us to provide not only for household staples and hygiene needs of households over the Christmas period, but also to be able to provide extras in the form of Christmas hampers and Christmas stockings for children.  We hope this will bring a sense of wellbeing and relieve some of the anxiety and stresses faced by those who have found themselves, through no fault of their own in a completely unexpected situation.

Cash donations, such as those kindly and generously made by Luck’s Yard and Green Hub, have allowed us to provide vouchers for the provision of fresh food and vegetables from local greengrocers and supermarket vouchers for households to buy fresh produce over the Christmas period.

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that the Community Store and the Foodbank at St Marks has been able not only to provide tinned and packaged foods, but also fresh produce to enable families to benefit from a nutritious and well-balanced diet as possible.

All funds donated to the Godalming & Villages Community Store are used for the benefit of those who need the support of the Store; all administration costs are met by other funds and the cost of premises and staff are met by Godalming Town Council.

I hope you have a safe and pleasant Christmas break.

Best regards

Andy Jeffrey

Town Clerk