Deepdale Community Association: Supporting grassroot organisations
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Tuesday May 05 2020
During this global pandemic, local organisations have shifted their focus to countering the impact that COVID-19 has had on communities and individuals across the country. This work has been focused on ensuring that those most vulnerable are still able to access basic necessities and are provided with the support needed to work through this crisis. Small local groups have been carrying out exceptional work with very little resources, and here, we highlight an example of one such group.
MEND have partnered with a number of local grassroots organisations that are providing direct support to families and individuals in their locality. Deepdale Community Association, in Preston, is an example of a collective who are working hard to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 to the most vulnerable in our communities. DCA is a local group that has been running food clubs and other services in Deepdale for over a year, providing support to families in the locality. As the global health crisis has begun to have huge consequences on the most vulnerable groups in society, DCA have been raising donations to continue their work supporting these families.
Irfan Sabir, Kamran Ahmed and Tasneem Jogiat make up the backbone of DCA and have been working tirelessly over the last couple of months to provide a number of services. These services have included setting up a delivery system for food parcels, providing a multilingual befriending service and delivering medication from local pharmacies. The work that they are doing is essential for the 20 families they have been supporting and DCA will no doubt continue their positive efforts during this period and beyond it.
As the work of small orgs becomes more demanding and more urgent, it is important to ensure that they are adequately supported.
Deepdale Community Association is looking for donors to continue the great work they are doing in the locality. Please donate what you can at using the details below:
Account name: Deepdale Community Association
Sort Code: 403725
Account No: 84452291