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Welcome to The Raft Foundation

We are a charity formed as a community group 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.










Charity No: 1191272

The Raft Foundation runs Rossendale's Foodbank! The Raft Foundation was created in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist families and individuals experiencing financial hardship.

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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.























News: 26/10/14


Harvest festival 4 A Rossendale Harvest Crawshawbooth Primary School

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.

























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