An ambitious community project launched with the aim of helping people in and around Wortley is appealing for help.
Community Soul is already holding weekly food banks in Wortley and Farnley and delivering care packages to people in need.
But its founder Daron Branston wants to go further. He is seeking charitable status for the project and is in talks to set up a permanent base in Wortley where people of all ages can drop in and take part in activities to boost their health and wellbeing.
Daron has launched a Go Fund Me Campaign to help Community Soul Wortley help even more people. He told WLD:
“I think it’s very important to look after the people in your community who need some help or assistance. sadly the community spirit is no longer the same as it used to be. We are a group of likeminded caring people that have the time to help and most importantly want to help.
“I started Community Soul and I’m proud to say we have reached our target of becoming a small charity. The next target is to reach £5,000 in the bank account.
“I hate asking for money but We have to show we have that amount to become fully registered, plus a lot of other things too. This will mean Community Soul can get more funding to improve the lives of people who live in the Wortley/Farnley area.”
Community Soul’s foodbanks have so far reached 45 families.
For more information on the free services Community Soul Wortley is offering, visit their Facebook group. The Go Fund Me Campaign can be found here.