Donations appeal to support people in Telford and Wrekin

As a Co-operative Council, Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to continuing working with local organisations to help borough residents in need, alongside supporting those fleeing a crisis.

Donations appeal to support people in Telford and Wrekin

One practical way that people can help is by donating cash, food, toiletries, or new or good quality pre-loved items, such as warm clothing (adults and children), blankets, baby items and toys.

The following organisations are currently seeking donations:

Telford & Wrekin Interfaith Council

Please email or telephone 07545 023519 (seven days a week) regarding donations of clothing or blankets or volunteering with the Interfaith Council. Donations can be dropped off at the Telford & Wrekin Interfaith Council Community Hub, 19 New Street, Wellington, TF1 1LU. Please call/email in advance.

Telford Crisis Support

Donations of food and toiletries can be made at a number of donation points across the borough; please see Donate Food – Telford Crisis Support for more information. To find out how else you can help and what items need donating, please email or telephone 07878 296958 (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm). You can also make a one-off or regular cash donation at Donation to Telford Crisis Support | Localgiving and volunteer at Become a Volunteer – Telford Crisis Support.

Cllr Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Co-Operative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships, said:

“Telford & Wrekin Council has made a commitment to protect, care and invest to create a better borough. Much of our work involves supporting people through difficult times. But we’re not alone in this work – our partners and our residents display enormous kindness and generosity when it comes to helping others.

“Recently, we have been overwhelmed by requests from residents looking to help those who may be unable to afford school clothes for the new school term, those for whom the pandemic has made budgeting difficult, and those fleeing crisis.

“We’re delighted to be able to signpost this generosity to the Telford and Wrekin Interfaith Council and Telford Crisis Support – both organisations are doing absolutely outstanding work.”