Fosso Lounge is holding a series of fundraising events during June and July to raise much-needed funds for Wells Vineyard Foodbank. The events range from craft sales, a sponsored bike spin, quiz nights, and music events and will culminate in a Big Walk from Wells to Frome in July. They are part of Lounge Aid, an annual fundraising initiative which sees Lounge staff competing to reach the highest fundraising target. The teams have raised an impressive £77,000 across all their Lounge sites for a wide number of local charities and community groups.
Dominique Van der Veen, Assistant Manager at Fosso Lounge, said, “Wells Vineyard Foodbank supports so many families, and we are in awe of their kindness and commitment to our community. We have a bunch of charity events planned over the next few months, and we would love it if our local community could join us in supporting this incredible cause. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the details.”
Dominique explains, “Fosso Lounge in Wells is extra special as it’s one of the Lounge’s flagship stores, and we want to make sure that our community and people from all walks of life feel supported and have a place where they can grab a beer, have some good food and relax. Our Lounge Aid campaign is a way for us to come together, have a bit of fun and support our community.”
Sue Marland, Senior Pastor at Wells Vineyard Church and Manager of the Foodbank, said, “Our clients are referred to us by official agencies such as Job Centres, doctors’ surgeries, schools and social workers, but we receive no government funding to support our work. Many people are astonished to learn that we are now spending around £2,000 each month on shopping to supplement the tins and packets that people put in the donation bins at Waitrose, Santander and Morrisons. We are dependent on donations and the occasional grant to fund our work. Community fundraising events like these are a lifeline for the Foodbank.”
The full list of events include:
June 1st Charity Quiz Night £2 per player
June 10th Face painting and crafts £2 per face paint
June 17th Bike Challenge: from 9.00 am until 11.00 pm, staff will be taking turns to ride a spin bike to raise money. The bike will be loaned by the Blue School Sports Centre
June 18th Father’s Day cards £1 per card & Best Dad Competition – best Dad wins a family dinner for four
July 22nd Big Walk to Frome
July 2nd Mini market day
July 6th Charity Quiz Night
July 21st Live music event with Ross Kirk
July 20th Plant Your Own Seeds
For details of the events, follow www.facebook.com/FossoLounge. Stay in touch with the Foodbank at Wells Foodbank and Furniture Storehouse Project | Wells | Facebook or www.wellsvineyard.com.