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Farnham Rants backs fund

Three men holding banner advertising fundraising appeal

A fundraising appeal which was launched a week ago with support from the Farnham Herald has received an additional boost from Lee Moran, the founder of the popular Facebook group Farnham Rants. 

The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund, which was set up by Farnham Town Council, the Farnham Maltings and a number of voluntary organisations aims to donate funds and emergency assistance to Farnham people who are facing hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Community minded Lee Moran agreed to help publicise the fundraising appeal to the 25,000+ members of Farnham Rants in an attempt to help the fund reach its £50,000 target. His support will also help to extend awareness of the fund to more people in need.

Councillor Pat Evans, Mayor of Farnham says: “In the first few days after the fund was launched, we received a number of applications from people who need help. Alongside these requests for help, we have also attracted donations of nearly £2,500 from the generous people of Farnham. This is on top of the original £22,000 that was contributed by Farnham Town Council and Farnham organisations to start the fund.

“Every additional pound raised will go to a Farnham person in need of urgent assistance such as help with paying for gas/electricity or the replacement of an essential kitchen appliance such as a cooker.”

The Farnham Lions, one of the Farnham and Villages Coronavirus Support Group partners, is helping to coordinate donations through its Just Giving page. Details about how to donate and further information about how to apply for the fund can be found on the coronavirus support fund page.

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