Leighton-Linslade Helpers launch birthday fundraiser

The Leighton-Linslade Helpers have launched a birthday fundraiser to celebrate one year of their volunteers serving the community.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:06 am

The team is hoping that LBO land residents can help them reach their £3,000 target, which would enable them improve their headquarters, as well as their means of transport.

The volunteers celebrated the organisation's first birthday on March 16, and the appeal has so far raised £270.

Chair of Leighton-Linslade Helpers, Sarah Cursons, said: "The anniversary was really good, and we had some donations coming in. We've been receiving lots of Easter eggs at the moment, and we're just looking at some of the birthday card competition entries. It's been amazing.

Can you help the team reach its target?

"The money will go towards the warehouse that we have got, and towards a new vehicle that any of our drivers can use."

The Leighton-Linslade Helpers are inviting children to design a special anniversary card for them. Meanwhile, they will be holding their second Big Easter Egg drop on April 4, giving away chocolate that has been kindly donated by businesses and residents.

Sarah added: "I would like to say thank you to all the local businesses that have been promoting us, and to anyone who has donated. However big or small, it all goes towards helping members of the public.

"The more money we can get in, the more we can continue to expand."

The members of the Leighton-Linslade Helpers took part in the March 23 one minute silence at midday, as well as the doorstep vigil.

The Leighton-Linslade Helpers was first formed last March to serve the community during the Covid-19 crisis, as it became apparent that those who were self-isolating would need help with activities such as shopping and prescription collection.

The hardworking volunteers also provide food parcels, free-cycling, welfare checks, click and collect and marshalling services, as well as offering a friendly ear to the lonely via the Leighton Listeners telephone scheme.

Once the pandemic is over, the team will not be going anywhere, and will continue to proudly serve the community.