copyright The Raft Foundation 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.