STRATFORD Foodbank is just one charity to receive a slice of a £25,000 cash pot donation from a local law firm.
The Lodders Charitable Foundation (LCF) has made its latest round of donations, dividing £25,000 equally between five local charities.
And the foodbank received its £5,000 share, along with Stratford’s Orchestra of the Swan, Birmingham-based Network Four, and Cheltenham Open Door.
LCF also made a special £5,000 donation via St Johns Church in Henley to Ukrainian based charity, Palianytsia, based in Lviv in the west of Ukraine, which provides humanitarian aid such as medicines, first aid kits and food for people affected by the war.
LCF raised the £25,000 at its busy programme of fundraising events during 2022 – including a family fun day and dog walk in Henley and a comedy night organised with help from local company Comedy at Work – as well as from donations from Lodders’ partners.
David Lodder, LCF Chairman, said: “The LCF is very proud to be able to support these charities, all of which provide support for local communities and rely on donations for their existence.
“When LCF was created in 2016, its main aim was to raise vital financial support and provide help to independent charities local to each of Lodders’ offices, where the money can make a genuine, real difference. Six years on, this remains LCF’s mission, but this year, in view of the desperate needs of the people affected by the Ukrainian war, LCF has also provided financial support to Ukraine including those living in many of the danger zones in the East of the country.”