Pelican Parcels Runs Crowdfunder To Help Raise Funds For Running Costs

It was exciting to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose to support a ‘baby bank’ Little Village HQ in their Instagram message asking fans to donate to charities rather than sending the Royal couple presents;

Just a week later the impact is clear:  “@littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers.”

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Pelican Parcels which opened in December 2018 is the local equivalent to Little Village HQ. Pelican Parcels as a charity takes pre-loved and new item donations for babies and children up to age 10, and redistribute them to families facing financial hardship via various existing family services in Brighton & Hove. In the first four months of operating Pelican Parcels has been able to send out packages to over 60 local families.

 
Pelican Parcels aims to provide all essentials from cots and clothes, toys and books, prams and play mats for families from birth up to the age of 10. We support children and parents experiencing hardship by working in partnership with local council services such as health visitors, social workers, women’s shelters and other charities and agencies.

Shelley Bennett Founder and Trustee of Pelican Parcels says “It is incredible to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex supporting a charity similar to ours and shining a light on the important work that we are all doing to help improve the lives of children and families. Asking people to donate money and time is important and we hope that people will be galvanised to support our crowdfunder too.”
 
Pelican Parcels is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for their running costs and still needs to raise another £2k to keep running for the next 6 months. Donation details are here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pelican-parcels

In the most recent Child Poverty Index it was estimated that 19.6% of Brighton & Hove’s dependent children are living in poverty. Brighton & Hove as a city has high rates of children in need, in care and with child protection plans and/or who have been referred to children’s social care services.