Statement from Horsham Matters
Following on from yesterday’s Government and Public Health guidance we have been faced with very difficult decisions which sadly impact upon the support we are able to offer our local community.
As a Charity we have a small staff team but rely heavily on around 300 volunteers to deliver our community support services. In light of the most recent Government advice, we need to protect our volunteers and ensure that our staff can continue to provide support to clients albeit by phone an online.
Therefore, our face to face delivery of Foodbanks, Night Shelter and our Community Meal will cease until Government advice changes. Our Charity Shop is also closed for the time being.
That said, we will focus all of our efforts to continue to provide food for those most in need through a home delivery service.
We appreciate this is a challenging time for all Horsham residents, but we would ask for continued food donations as we fully expect the demand for this service to be extremely high over the forthcoming months.
Crucially, the loss of income from the closure of our shop will significantly affect our Charity’s funds and as such we will be setting up a Just Giving page for any individual or organisation who might be able to support us financially as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
Any donations however large or small will be enormously appreciated and will help us to continue current and future services to meet those who are most at need across the Horsham community.
Our thanks in advance for your support.
We wish you all good health.