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Saffron supports Norfolk’s Covid Response

Published: 29th July 2020

Saffron’s Community Foundation Programme has donated to local vulnerable families supporting Norfolk County Council’s commitment to help people during the lockdown.

The county council has called on local businesses to support its cause by donating learning and educational resources to those in need affected by the coronavirus.
A key priority for Saffron is to create and sustain ongoing relationships with our tenants across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Community Foundation, which was launched in January this year, aims to create new initiatives and partnership working with other local organisations such as charities and local authorities to help tenants lead better lives and create places people want to live.

The Foundation has recently donated items including outdoor sand and water play sets, badminton sets and board games. They will be distributed to those in need across Norfolk over the coming weeks.

Emilie Hildreth, our Community Foundation Manager, said: “Throughout lockdown, Saffron has made some one-off donations in response to the pandemic, in order to help support people where we can. This has included donating some children’s activities to Norfolk County Council who will distribute to struggling families which we hope will be of help now during the summer holidays.

“We know that it’s been a challenging time for many people since the outbreak, and we’re really pleased to be able to help in whatever way we can.”

Cllr John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council, said: “The number of donations we’ve received is incredible; amazing local businesses stepping up to help the most vulnerable children families in the county.

“We know that children have missed out on being in school over the last few months, and these resources will enable families to help their children keep learning over the summer. We’re grateful to Saffron Housing Trust’s generous support.”