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

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Harvest Time: This week we again received some more incredible donations at this Harvest time. Our heartfelt thanks go out to: Crawshawbooth Primary School Irwell Vale Methodist Church Rakefoot Methodist Church, Crawshawbooth St Pauls C of E Primary School, Constablee St Pauls C of E Church, Constablee Broadway Primary School, Haslingden Edenfield Parish Church Edenfield Primary School Cribden House Primary School, Rawtenstall St Marys RC Primary School, Haslingden St John's Stonefold CE Primary School, Rising Bridge Newchurch Methodist Church Haslingden Baptist Church James Trickett and Son Insurances Ltd, Bank Street, Rawtenstall 38th Rossendale Beaver Colony St James The Less RC Primary School, Rawtenstall who over the last two weeks gathered an incredible amount of food. Your harvest collections will be distributed directly back into those in crisis need within Rossendale. On behalf of those families and individuals we say thank you.

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A Rossendale Harvest

8 Year old with an idea takes action: What does she love: Christmas especially opening her advent calendar on 1st December Her concern: There will be children in Rossendale who don't even get an advent calendar this year and the chance to share in the anticipation of Christmas Day Her idea: She and her little sister will use their own pocket money to by some advent calendars and ask The raft Foundation to make sure they get to children who need them throughout Maybe some of her friends and neighbours will donate an advent calendar or selection box as well Dream that everyone in Rossendale can share a happy and joyful Christmas in a safe and secure place surrounded by love and hope.