About Charity of the Month
Tracy Brabin’s ‘Charity of the Month’ is her new campaign to promote the fantastic work of local charities.
Each month, Tracy will nominate a charity to be featured on her website. The purpose of this is to showcase their brilliant work, to highlight any volunteering opportunities, and to encourage people to give what they can to these great causes.
Tracy will donate any earnings she makes through work such as completing MP surveys, to the chosen charity each month. If she does not raise any donations through surveys or similar methods, she will make a personal donation to that charity.
August Charity of the Month- Downs and Special Friends
Tracy has chosen Downs and Special friends as her August charity of tht month.
Downs and special friends is a voluntary group, soon to be a charity, based in Batley. They support families where one or more person in the family suffers from any form of disability, diagnosed or still awaiting diagnosis. They provide support through information, events, parties, trips and sporting events for the whole immediate family including siblings. They are especially keen to stop the stigma of disability in the community. Downs and Special Friends have members from all over West Yorkshire.
To find out more, please visit the Downs and Special Friends account by clicking here.
To donate to Downs and Special Friends, please use the following account:
Bank: Yorkshire Bank, Account number: 31328567, Sort code: 05-01-31
Tracy Brabin MP said;
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Downs and Special Friends.
“In addition to providing a warm, friendly, fun environment for people living with a disability and their families, Downs and Special Friends is a brilliant example of community cohesion.
“Downs and Special Friends is a worthwhile local cause, and I would encourage anyone to support their great work”.
Previous Charities of the Month…
July Charity of the Month- Batley Food Bank
Tracy chose Batley Food Bank to be her first charity of the month.
The Food Bank collect food from the pubic and redistribute it to local families in need. Click here to find out more about the charity.
Click here to find out how to donate food or funds to Batley Food Bank.
Ken Lowe, Chairperson of the Batley Food Bank said;
“What a brilliant idea it is to to have a charity of the month, shows just how thoughtful and caring Tracy is.
“I am absolutely delighted that Batley Foodbank has been chosen as the first of the monthly recipients.
“It is particularly welcome right now because we are busier than I have ever known and are finding it ever more difficult to keep up with demand, and all donations are most warmly welcomed, so thank you, Tracy. “
Tracy Brabin MP said;
“I have chosen Batley Food Bank as my first Charity of the Month because it is a fantastic asset for our community, run by local people to support local people in need.
“As the MP for Batley & Spen, it’s heartbreaking to hear stories such as a young mum with a premature baby who, having been sanctioned, has needed to turn to the Food Bank, or of people in work whose wages don’t keep up with the cost of living. I know that Batley Food Bank is more important now than ever before.
“I encourage anyone who can, to donate food or funds to the charity, and to consider committing some of their time as a volunteer.”