On 4th January 2022 we held our first Basics Bank of the year, providing essential food and home products to more local people in need.
However, today we also had a visit from local musical duo Overton & McCann (Gareth Overton and Lorraine McCann). Locals may be familiar with Overton & McCann as they have been busking and selling CD’s on Portobello promenade to raise money for our Basics Bank throughout last summer and even as recently as chilly Saturdays in December. It was great to welcome Gareth and Lorraine into the Basics Bank so that they could see the work that goes on by our team of volunteers, and we were delighted to receive the amazing donation of £175 from the proceeds of their busking and CD sales.
Rev Mike with Overton & McCann
Could this be the cover shot for their next CD?
Thankyou very much Gareth and Lorraine for all your hard work, time and effort fundraising for the Basics Bank.
And of-course thanks also goes out to everyone else in the Portobello and Craigentinny community who have donated so much over the years. The Basics Bank is staffed completely by volunteers, and every single penny donated goes to helping people in our local community who are experiencing hardship. Thanks for all your efforts, unfortunately we continue to be very busy.
See our Basics Bank page for details of what we are urgently needing, and for further information on how we are working to help members of our community in times of financial crisis.