We launched Meals from Marlow on Friday 3rd April. We are delighted to confirm that as of May 17th we have hit our fundraising target of £175,000. This will enable us to deliver meals until the end of June and to deliver over 75,000 meals, an amazing acheivement for one small community.
It has all been made possible by the generosity of both donations and spirit of local people, Tom’s amazing team, the Town Council, the lovely church volunteers, The Link Foundation and the team at Pub In The Park. It’s been brilliant to see so many people who hadn’t previously met come together to achieve so much in such a short space of time. That said, it still feels like the very least we can do for those who are in need and for those who are looking after us and putting themselves at risk.
“I know the people of Marlow are a very generous group but I’m astonished by the speed and the level of kindness. People realise that as well as looking after our own neighbours the front line is in the big hospitals where NHS teams are doing astonishing work. Thank you Marlow I’m proud of you.” - Tom Kerridge
Donations have come from individuals as well as organisations large and small from Marlow and the area. Your generosity has overwhelmed us. Tom was almost moved to tears when he got a call from the Shanly Foundation, an organisation deeply committed to the town and the area who have donated an amazing £25,000.
Every contribution is going towards supporting our frontline heroes and people in needs.
Thank you and keep safe.
Organisations being helped include:
Staff of High Wycombe Hospital
Staff of Wexham Park Hospital
Staff of Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Staff of Frimley Park Hospital
Staff of St. Marks Hospital
Staff of Upton Hospital
Marlow Town Council are delivering with All Saints Church to those in need identified through the Marlow C-19 Facebook group, Age Concern and all the local schools that are currently open. We are also working with The Link Foundation to provide meals for those in need in Maidenhead and Slough.
The Meals from Marlow initiative is to be operated entirely by volunteers and is not for profit.
Tom has kindly donated his production kitchen and will be supervising food production and hygiene.
Professional Chefs will band together, donating their time and effort to help Tom and the team.
Admin staff and management is being provided by Pub In The Park and Andy Agar, free of charge.
The response so far from local businesses has been outstanding. Both Pub In the Park and Origin Doors & Windows in High Wycombe have made very generous donations to fund our first 5,000 meals. The Shanly Foundation have also provided an incredibly generous donation of £25,000. We have also received great support from Platts of Marlow and The Link Foundation in our efforts to provide meals for those in need. And finally, the team at Marlow Town Council are also working with us to ensure our efforts meet the needs of local community and to ensure that every penny given goes towards making a difference.
Pub in The Park - £10,000
Origin Windows & Doors - £10,000
The Shanly Foundation - £25,000
Marlow Hospital League of Friends - £20,000
Simon Jeffs of Orange Aero - £10,000
Una Loughrey & Peter Griffin - £5000
Heidi Johnson-Cash - £5000
Cooks Matches - £5000
Softcat Staff - £4000
NFU Mutual - £3000
Andrew Curran - £2000
Simply Waste Solutions - £1500
David Gabbay - £1500
Tom Price - £1000
Michael Acton-Smith - £1000
Marlow F.C - £1000
Mark Taylor Design - £600
Platts of Marlow - £500
Ben Phillips (Divertimenti) - £500
Giles Armstrong - £500
Trevor Farnfield - £500
Steven & Suzanne Fitzpatrick - £500
Maurine & Bob De Barr - £500
Cold Pressed Oil
The Meatless Farm Co.
Two Sisters Farm
Tom Kerridge - co-founder Meals from Marlow
Chris Hughes - co-founder Meals from Marlow
Andy Agar - co-founder Meals from Marlow
Richard Scott - Marlow Town Mayor
Jocelyn Towns - Leader Marlow Town Council
Hilary Martin - Town Clerk
Rev Dave Bull - Team Rector of All Saints Church
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