In just over two weeks, the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund has raised more than £300,000 to support communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced.
The campaign, organised by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation with the Cambridge News and CambridgeshireLive as media partners, had initially set a target of £300k and had asked the public to donate what they could to fund projects to help older and vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The fund has now raised just over £335,000 and a new target of £1million has been announced.
David Bartlett, Cambridge News editor-in-chief, said: “I am overwhelmed by the support from our readers for this absolutely vital appeal.
“Money is coming in all the time – however, we know that the need amongst our communities is becoming acute.
“The fact the fundraising total has now had to rise to £1m should show the scale of the need.
“Please donate what you can, so we can make sure no one goes hungry at this time.”
Click here to donate to the campaign.