Message from Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram
“We are famous for our generosity, big hearts and community solidarity and more than ever before we have seen this in the response from thousands of individuals, community organisations, charities and social businesses.
“People are volunteering their help in so many ways. They are our community heroes and they urgently need our support.
“That’s why, working with the Leaders of our 6 councils, I have set up the LCRCares COVID-19 Community Support Fund, aiming to raise £1million, and kickstarted today with an initial £200,000 donation from the Combined Authority and £50,000 from the National Emergencies Trust.
“I know many people and businesses are already suffering hardship and need our help. But if everyone who can afford to can give a little, we can make a huge impact for our communities as we come together to tackle this unprecedented crisis.”