What do you do when you are awarded £650 as a Tesco Community Hero? Well you spend it on the local community, don’t you?
Well that’s exactly what CWUHA Trustee Chris Webb did, he was awarded the money for working with homeless organisations and food banks across Blackpool and for raising over £14,000 for free school meals. Some of the money went back into the projects listed above.
And part of the money was spent buying 30 Easter eggs for the families living in the Blackpool’s Children and Families’ Emergency Housing Homeless Hostel as well as a little token of appreciation for the dedicated and caring staff that work with and support these families. Families that have fled their homes because of domestic abuse or financial difficulties and usually arrive at the hostel with only the clothes on their backs.
“I was truly honoured to receive the Local Hero Award by Tesco.
I’ve used the vouchers to help numerous organisations across my home town these past few week, including Blackpool Food Bank, United Blackpool, The Albert Project, Paths 2 Progress and the Blackpool Police Easter egg give away.
I’m delighted we’ve also managed to ensure all the children and families in the Emergency Housing Homeless Hostel in Blackpool didn’t go without an Easter Egg this Easter using my vouchers.
A huge thank you to all the staff at Blackpool Coastal Housing for working with us at CWUHA to ensure no child goes without an Easter Egg this weekend.”
Thanks once again to Chris for helping CWUHA deliver smiles to vulnerable children.