with the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, LMAX Group and Felicity Buchan, MP for Kensington

Foundations supporting the community are playing a vital role in delivering essential items to vulnerable people during the Covid-19 epidemic, by bridging the gap between financial resources and small local charities on the ground.

The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, which raises funds for local projects providing support for vulnerable residents, has raised over £700,000 in just five weeks for its Covid-19 Appeal.

Locally headquartered companies, including property firms such as the foundation’s principal supporter Cadogan, and tech firms including LMAX Group – who recently pledged the lead donation of £250,000 to the foundation – have come together to support the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which includes some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable residents in the UK, despite the borough’s reputation for wealth.

All funds raised will provide essential services including weekly care packages for elderly and vulnerable residents in the borough, support for those isolating in households which are difficult and potentially violent, and technology to connect community groups concerned with mental health.

Listen to our podcast which delves deeper into the needs of borough with MP for Kensington Felicity Buchan, Victoria Steward Todd, director of the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation and David Mercer, CEO of global financial technology company, LMAX Group.

To learn more about the great work being done by the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation please visit their website.

Participants

Victoria Steward Todd

Director

Kensington and Chelsea Foundation

David Mercer

CEO

LMAX Group

Felicity Buchan

Member of Parliament

Kensington