Welcome to The Raft Foundation We are a constituted community group formed in 2012 to serve and support the community of Rossendale, Lancashire. Our projects to date include the only Rossendale based foodbank service. 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.

The Raft Foundation Hardmans Business Centre New Hall Hey Rawtenstall BB4 6HH Telephone:07874 206854

We are experiencing increasing referrals from agencies which include Newground Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn SafeSpace and other youth homeless services Together Housing Rossendale Council Christians Against Poverty UK Shelter Royal British Legion Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley and Hyndburn Adult and Children Social Services, Victim support, Health Visitors, Schools & School Nurses, Lancashire County Council services including crisis support working with FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria & youth services plus many more . Volunteer time continues to be gifted to deal with referrals, signposting those referred for additional support, collecting food and other essential items, sorting, packing and delivering parcels adapted to household needs. Add in time fundraising, and we Thank everyone who contributes toward the average of 160 hrs gifted each week to help us keep us keeping on.

Urgent Needs List February 2019

Tinned fruit, coffee, shampoo and severe shortages in long life milk, cereal, cupasoup, milk puddings, tinned meat such as ham or corned beef, pasta sauce, sanitary towels, baby wipes, dog & cat food

A great donation
bears 18
Haslingden High School 2 Christmas 2018
A cold delivery day
keep it local
Braving Rossendale weather during a delivery