Welcome to The Raft Foundation
We are a community group formed in 2012 to serve and support the community of Rossendale, Lancashire.
Our projects to date include the provision of the largest food bank provision to Rossendale.
This has been achieved through the incredible support of our colleague volunteers, faith and community groups right across Rossendale as well as from our amazing business community who continually support what we do.
Total number of meals delivered in 2013: 74,000
Meals delivered in 2014 up to 22nd November: 41,386
We are delighted to announce that The Raft Foundation has been awarded "Community Business" in the Rossendale Business Awards 2014 held in Whitworth.
This award reflects the work undertaken by our volunteers, supporters and The Raft Foundation family within Rossendale and beyond.
See our news article for more
Connecting Communities is not just for Christmas, but it's a good place to start
Click on the Rossendale Free Press above to read the on line article
We are delighted to announce our Christmas day Hamper scheme with Riley's Butchers in Crawshawbooth.
The project will provide a Christmas Hamper to those individuals and families who access our services in December leading up to Christmas to be delivered on 22nd 23rd December
by Riley's staff and our volunteers.
From an idea by a Riley's customer to donate a turkey the project has developed to provide those in crisis need can enjoy a happy family Christmas.
Customers of Riley's are being asked to donate money to the scheme at the shop in Crawshawbooth, in addition we are placing cash donation points for us all to support the scheme right across the valley. See the Christmas Tree icon on our donation map to where you can make your cash donation, or even easier use our donation button above. For more information see our special Christmas 2014 page.
Current urgent needs:
23rd November 2014
Coffee Long Life Milk Selection Boxes Adult Gifts Children's Toys and Gifts (New) Washing tablets Shampoo Nappies (sizes 5-6) Rucksack & sleeping bag Shower Gel