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Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust

Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Luke Mackenzie's chosen charity for 2023/24 is Feeding the Family

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Feeding the Family - You are seen, loved, known, have value, belonging and purpose

Feeding the family was formed in 2020 by Keeley Scarborough, a resident in Basildon, who had a deep desire to show love to people who may be feeling alone, forgotten and unloved while they were in lock down.

In response, she started making meals for the lonely & vulnerable and making cooking videos helping to teach people to cook and Feeding the Family was born. 

Feeding the family promote social inclusion, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, through a programme of:

  • providing hot meals,
  • teaching basic cooking skills,
  • facilitating local Eat & Meet's,
  • and the provision of volunteering opportunities.

Feeding the Family received Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status on Friday 17th March 2023; registered Charity Number: 1202374

Staff charity choice for 2023-24

Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

Each year over 1,800 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

For 30 years, we have provided a lifeline for children and their families experiencing the trauma and heartache of a childhood cancer diagnosis.

Our vision is for every family that has a child diagnosed with childhood cancer to know they are not alone, and that Lennox Children's Cancer Fund are here to support them throughout the challenging and difficult road ahead.

The charity's mission is to support the entire family during their child's cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is dedicated to working directly with families, acknowledging that each family's cancer journey is different, and providing services tailored to suit those needs through emotional, financial, and practical support.

We recognise that families may struggle to adjust to their 'new normal' after treatment, and the charity supports in bridging the gap that is left after the safety net of treatment is removed or following the bereavement of a child.

Registered Charity Number: 1011325

A look back at the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust

Over the 2022-23 term the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust raised £8671.08 to support The Listening Post C.I.C and Changing Pathways, helping to provide funding needed to support mental health and domestic abuse, which was the Mayor's own chosen organisations for 2022.

Annual Reports 2022-23

Further information and enquiries

For further information and enquiries see link to contact details below.

If you wish to make a donation to the Mayor's Charity Trust please contact the Mayor's Office for further information.