The Rosie May Foundation has been awarded a £1,000 grant by the Virgin Media O2 Together which was distributed by Neighbourly ahead of ‘Thank You Day’ on Sunday 4 July.
Virgin Media O2 is supporting hundreds of local charities across the UK as the nation emerges from the pandemic. The £500,000 ‘Together Fund’ is a nationwide initiative designed to specifically support local charities that celebrate community spirit, belonging and togetherness across the country.
One of them is the Rosie May Foundation that would like to give something back to their hard-working team. On ‘Thank you Day’ on Sunday 4 July they were celebrating by thanking their volunteer Tuk Tuk drivers who work on their programme delivering essential items and cheer up isolated locals with doorstep chats, by gifting them an afternoon tea for two delivered directly to their homes by local caterers. The rest of the grant will go to their community project.
Mary Storrie, founder of the Rosie May Foundation says “Thank you day is a fantastic opportunity for us to give back to our dedicated volunteers, who have given their valuable time since lockdown one, to support lonely and isolated people in our local community. They have provided a lifeline in lockdown for so many”.
Alison Bradley, volunteer baker and Tuk Tuk driver at the Rosie May Foundation said about her work:” For me it feels amazing to be part of something that’s so brilliant for the local community.”
With the generous support by Virgin Media O2 after months of dedication, the situation can be reversed and the ones who work the hardest can finally be rewarded.
The Rosie May Foundation was founded in 2004 by Mary and Graham Storrie, parents of Rosie May, as a living legacy for their only daughter who was murdered age 10. The Rosie May Foundations mission is to protect children and their families in crisis and give them a brighter future, one that Rosie May was denied.