Devizes Constituency Community Fund (DCCF)

The Devizes Constituency Community Fund (DCCF) is a non-political charitable fund set up on the initiative of our MP Danny Kruger, purely to support local charities and causes in our constituency. The fund is administered by the Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Currently there are several local charities and causes in our constituency that desperately need help as a result of Covid19. Many constituents will have been severely affected and now faced with lockdown 3, the pressure on them to help with local food banks, mental health, the vulnerable and elderly has never been greater.

Thanks to everyone's generous support, the Fund has already achieved over £24,000 and a first grant of £20,000 has already been given to Love Devizes - read the article from the Gazette & Herald.

We very much encourage everyone in our constituency to continue supporting this fund both individually and corporately, with direct donations as well as supporting various fundraising events we are planning to do for the DCCF over the coming months, including an amazing Online Auction coming soon. 

All money raised will directly benefit those most in need in our constituency.  

Please pass the word to others in our local area. We have over 70,000 constituents so even if a tenth of these donated £10 it would raise significant money.

So PLEASE donate generously to this very worthy cause on your doorstep, by either making a bank transfer to the following bank details OR via their

          Local Giving page: https://localgiving.org/appeal/DCCFund/ 

Gift Aid can be reclaimed on all donations, so please complete the form attached below and email it to maggie.watson@wiltshirecf.org.uk so she can match it with the donation and ensure DCCF gets the benefit.

  • A/c Name - The Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon
  • A/c number - 41411748
  • Sort code - 40 19 16
  • Ref - DCCF

          Donate today!

 

Please read this personal message from Danny Kruger MP – December 2020

"During a year of extreme stress to our local economy and society I have been inspired by the way people in Wiltshire have pulled together. Neighbours and friends, charities and churches, town councils and businesses have mobilised and cooperated to help the isolating and the vulnerable.

The end is in sight for the virus itself but the economic and social damage of the pandemic and the lockdowns will be long-lasting. This damage will exacerbate the profound social problems we already have in Wiltshire - often out of sight, but no less real for that. Too many people in our towns and villages are lonely, struggling with addiction or debt, facing unemployment or mental ill-health. Too many families are breaking up. Too many children are victims of neglect and abuse. Too many older people are isolated or poorly cared for. And too many young people are anxious - stressed by social media, tempted by drugs, worried about their exams and their future employment. 

To tackle these challenges we need more than government action to restore the economy and support public services. We need to maintain the community spirit which has marked 2020, into the new year and beyond. And we need to strengthen the professional support that is available to people in crisis - the charities that provide specialist advice and help on the range of challenges that people face. 

As the MP for Devizes, Marlborough, Pewsey, and all the towns and villages round about, I want to help create a new source of financial support for the projects that help local people to help each other. 

I have asked the Wiltshire Community Foundation to establish a new Fund - the Devizes Constituency Community Fund - which will receive donations from people in the constituency, and direct the money to local projects. The DCCF is a non-partisan initiative, initiated by me as the MP not as a party politician. 

The first local project we hope to support is Love Devizes - the successor organisation to the Devizes Covid-19 Support Group which played such a major role during the national lockdown last summer. You can read more about Love Devizes on its Facebook page here. I was a volunteer with the group all through the first lockdown and I will be supporting them personally this winter. 

I hope you will feel moved to support the Devizes Constituency Community Fund Appeal, which seeks to raise money for Love Devizes and other local causes." 

With all good wishes

Danny Kruger's signature

Danny Kruger, MP

 

For more information on the Wiltshire Communities Foundation and the many ways they support our local community, please visit their website, or if you would like further information or to be kept updated on the DCCF and who the fund has helped please email DCCF2021@gmail.com.

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