We want to say an enormous thank you to the Cumberland Building Society who have raised an incredible £19,000 to support our FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland service and FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria!

The building society is donating the money as part of its Pledge for Votes scheme, which sees £1 for every vote cast at the Annual General Meeting given to charity.

Fewer votes were received this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic with Cumberland branches unable to process votes. Despite this, significantly more of its customers chose to vote online, resulting in them receiving over 11,800 votes in total. As a result, the Cumberland Building Society has more than matched the donation it gave to Barnados last year to ensure FareShare services don’t miss out due to the coronavirus.

With demand for emergency food soaring since the start of the pandemic, this generous donation will make a crucial difference to support our service.