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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

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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.

Wednesday 3rd July:


Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival Organisation (BASCO)


The Raft Foundation is delighted and privileged to have been chosen as the BASCO charity for 2013.


With the completion of the float on Saturday we were all ready for the off on Sunday morning.


Captain Jack Sparrow led us off to the sound of Deacon Blue's "ship called dignity" ringing out across Futures Park


It was incredible to see so many people lining the route for the procession,  participating and donating along the way.


After the parade we all gathered up into the park and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the sun.


Again many thanks to the organising committee for allowing us to participate and for those individuals and organisations who helped us get there.



Steve Pilkington



Automotive Refinishing Supplies













Our happy band of “Rafters”


and of course Captain Jack !!







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