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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

News: 3/10/14


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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Another busy week at The Raft Foundation.


Walking Football:


Our Walking Football Tournament is at a pace, with teams signing up to take part in the first event of its kind in Rossendale. For more details see our dedicated page.


Harvest Time:


We have received this week some incredible donations of food as a result of Harvest Time collections across Rossendale.


Our heartfelt thanks go to the School Council at Crawshawbooth Primary School, Hallfold United Reformed Church and Cowpe Sunday School.


A big shout out to Melanie for your food donation, even more uniforms and for collecting and delivering baby items including a beautiful Moses basket and car seats.




Supporting our Walking Football Tournament we say a huge thank to Marie and all the amazing people at Do Dahs Cafe Wine Bar in Rawtenstall for their generous donation for our raffle. By the way fantastic sausage butties........yumsk.


Thank you Waterfoot Primary for one again harvesting & donating some of your school garden project produce. Stunning vegetables from caring hands.


To Rossendale Responsible Pets once again thanks for such a fabulous donation of pet food and other items.


This week alone the four legged household members receiving these kind pet food donations include 10 dogs, 3 puppies and 2 cats.


Thank you to Laura O'Hara Morris for your generous donation of baby stuff, rest assured they will find new loving homes.


Hot off the press:


Watch out for exciting updates with The Raft Foundation working with Riley's butchers in Crawshawbooth and partners ensuring a Class Rossendale Christmas.


Quiz time:


The Raft Foundation volunteers are looking forward to taking part in this year's Rossendale Round table quiz night with all proceeds going to Rossendale Rays, so thinking caps at the ready.





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