Council Chair, Councillor Tom Munro has presented a cheque for £300 to a local community project to help them continue their work.
Set up during the lockdown in 2020, the Community Unity Project (CUP) provide emergency short term support to vulnerable people who have health issues or who have become financially challenged as a result of the lockdowns.
Covering Creswell, Whitwell, Hodthorpe, Barlborough and Clowne the group have also established their own local food bank, redistribute items that are no longer wanted and provide a resource for the local community to come together.
April Johnson, one of the co-ordinators at the group received the cheque and said, “This will make a massive impact to us as everything we do comes with a cost attached to it. All funding is very gratefully received and it will be used to help the vulnerable in our communities and we can’t thank Tom enough.”
Council’s Chair, Councillor Tom Munro said, “CUP does a phenomenal amount of work across the five communities they represent. I have used their services before in my other role as a volunteer and they were extremely helpful, so I felt it was only right and proper that we support this local charity.”