The Robin Hood fund is a recently launched initiative launched in light of the growing food bank reliance in Nottingham, launched by a “collective of Nottingham citizens who just want to make a difference”. Its aim is to raise £25,000 in the coming days to enable many of the city’s great community based projects to continue to operate through this period, from food banks to food delivery for the vulnerable and more. At the time of writing this article, over 4 days the fund had already reached almost 70% of its target.
The individuals behind the fund are: Greg Nugent, Chair of the Nottingham Board for Culture and Creativity; Lee Walker, Director, Board for Culture and Creativity; Simon Bristow, Head Creative, The Nottingham Project; Nigel Adams, Hope Nottingham Food Banks. The proceeds of the fund will be backed in full by the City council and 100% of donations will go to the most vulnerable in the city.
Greg Nugent, Chair of the Nottingham Board for Culture and Creativity, said: “We are all starting to understand the harsh reality of what is a totally unprecedented situation and everyone is feeling scared and anxious about the future. But for some people in Nottingham this is about surviving day to day and not knowing where their next meal is coming from. As a generous, resilient and creative city, we need to act in support of those among us who need it most.
“The Robin Hood Fund is an opportunity for everyone across Nottingham to help. It’s a very difficult time for us all but we will become stronger by coming together. Even the smallest donation will make a huge difference to those in need.”
Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This is a worrying time for all of us but I’ve been heartened to see people pulling together over the past few days. We have been overwhelmed by offers of support and by good will from local people.
“It’s going to be so important that we help each other in the coming weeks and we want to make sure people can do this safely, making sure help gets where it is most needed. That’s why we’re launching The Robin Hood Fund to help coordinate financial support in one place. I’d like to thank everyone who has helped out already – from checking on a neighbour to shopping for others. The Robin Hood Fund will offer an opportunity for those who are willing to support their communities financially. We will make sure that all money raised gets to the people and places who need it most.”
Throughout the year Impression supports various different charities and initiatives, giving back to causes that really need it. We are incredibly proud of our Nottingham roots and want to look after those in our local community. That’s why, as soon as we were aware of this fundraiser, we were keen to offer our support.
Earlier this year, we won a £2,000 cash prize after entering and winning a competition run by Microsoft. In light of this project shining the light on these community issues here in Nottingham we have donated the full £2,000 towards The Robin Hood fund to contribute to the £25,000 target that’s been set.
We’re absolutely delighted that we are able to support such a great cause during this unprecedented time.
To find out more information or to offer your support to the local Nottingham community visit the fundraising page directly here.