Kilsyth lifeline launches urgent plea for help

A local volunteer group, which is helping vulnerable people in Kilsyth get through the coronavirus crisis, is seeking donations to sustain its services.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 9:35 am

For the past month, Kilsyth and Village Community Assistance has been delivering food packs, advice and support for local people.

However, as the situation continues to develop, the team must get financial support so it can continue to purchase groceries.

Volunteers now know that they will not be operating in the very short term now as the lifting of restrictions seems a long way off.

And they acknowledge too that they have no but to ask the public to help.

One of the organisers, Councillor Mark Kerr, said: “Since our launch on March 12 we have helped over 100 people with their needs due to this coronavirus making people vulnerable.

“We have provided 52 food packs to those unable to get out or in financial need.

“This is only funded by public donations and goodwill of local companies in Kilsyth.

“Our Justgiving page is the only source left so we’re asking anyone who can help us to donate so we can keep going through this terrible time.Each food pack costs £15 to make up Funds are dwindling fast. any help at this crucial time will be warmly welcomed.”

To make a donation, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kvcaisolationfoodpack. The group has a Facebook page and can also be contacted for assistance on 07467 590 918.

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