Community Foundation Weekly Newsletter 29th January 2021

Guiseley Community Foundation’s final weekly newsletter for January looks at how you can help them through your online and food shopping. 

Delivery of Food Parcels

Over the past couple of weeks, Alison and Guiseley Morrisons Community Champion Sharron Chamberlain have been delivering food boxes to local schools and nurseries, including Queensway Primary School, Rufford Park, Yeadon Westfield Junior School and Kangaroo Kids Nursery. This is helping to ensure that fewer children are hungry during the lockdown period.

Community Competitions

Due to huge popularity a fortnight ago, the Xbox and PlayStation FIFA tournaments will return once again this weekend.

The Xbox tournament will take place on Saturday afternoon, whilst the PlayStation tournament will be on Sunday afternoon. To enter, or for more details, message one of our social media pages.

Shop With A Smile

Every time you shop with Amazon you could be helping us to make a difference in our local communities. You can sign up to Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.co.uk – this means that 0.5% of the cost of your shopping will come to us! Once you’ve registered, all you need to do is select us as your charity of choice. Make sure that when you want to shop, use the Amazon Smile website to make your shopping count.

Co-op Membership

Until October 23rd, Guiseley Community Foundation is one of three local causes that Co-op members can select to support. You can sign up to become a Co-op member at coop.co.uk/membership or by downloading the Co-op app. Membership is only £1, and every time you shop and have your membership scanned, a small percentage of the cost comes to us! The more members that that select our foundation and shop with the Co-op, the more funding we will receive.

Interview: Sharron Chamberlain

What does your role as Guiseley Morrisons Community Champion involve?

“Oh, where do I start? I arrange all the fundraising in store whether it be for our charity partner CLIC Sargent or local charities that wish to fundraise in store. I help out in schools with cooking, gardening, etc. I support the local community in general where it is needed, delivering food parcels and shopping, delivering prescriptions or just being there for someone to talk to.”

How did the partnership with the Community Foundation arise, and what projects or ideas have you worked on with the Foundation?

“The partnership between ourselves and the Community Foundation came about through Covid. Father David put me in touch with them to help out with the food parcel delivery and it’s just grown from there. In a silly way, Covid has helped my job as it has helped me make contact with and help out so many people in the past year. We have worked together on delivering food parcels, food bank donations and we held our Christmas Toy Appeal for them last year.”