Baking boost for Cumbernauld Resilience

A lifeline organisation which has offered unwavering support since the earliest days of the Coronavirus crisis is quids in thanks to two bakers.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 4:01 pm

Manal Alam and Jill Carswell have raised more than £1000 to help support locals in need as a result of COVID-19 and have received help from tireless volunteers at Cumbernauld Resilience.

The pair have actually worked for the charity but wanted to raise cash into the bargain, allowing vital funds to go that bit further

Their baking initiative – where they offer tasty baked treats in exchange for a donation – has been a huge success, raising more than £1000 since launching in July between their GoFundMe Page and cash donations.

They said: “We are delighted to be able to help in this way.

“We’ve volunteered to deliver food parcels with Cumbernauld Resilience and we know how worthwhile a cause it is. It’s terrible to see people suffer as a result of this pandemic and we’re delighted to be able to do something to help.”

Cumbernauld Resilience Group’s Suzanne MacLeod said: “On behalf of everyone at Cumbernauld Resilience Group I’d like to thank Manal and Jill for their hard work and generosity. They’re a credit to this community.”

If you can make a donation to support Alam and Jill, you can do so at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kkn4a-raising-money-for-local-food-bank

By the end of July, the group had delivered a total of 62,000 food parcels within its 19-week long operation and has slightly scaled back its deliveries. However, volunteers are standing ready to fully gear up again if another spike in the virus manifests itself in the near future.