Cambridge Breakfast show raises £500 for Cambridge City Foodbank’s Warm Homes appeal

Listeners to Cambridge 105 Radio’s breakfast show have helped raise £500 for the Cambridge City Foodbank and its Warm Homes Campaign, thanks to the generosity of Woodfines Solicitors and the Rotary Club of Cambridge.

In the run-up to Christmas, Cambridge Breakfast presenters Julian Clover and Lucy Milazzo added a festive twist to their daily Questions Questions Quiz.

Each correct answer was sponsored to the tune of £2 by Woodfines Solicitors and Rotary Club of Cambridge.

As an added incentive listeners’ names went into a draw to win a Christmas hamper from The Gog Farm Shop.

Julian & Lucy said: “Since March we have seen how the Cambridge community has come together to help those in need. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we set a competitive Questions Questions challenge to our lovely listeners. We are delighted that together we have raised such a great amount of money which will really help families across the city this winter.”

Margaret Saner, CEO, Cambridge City Foodbank, said: “The cold start to the year has meant that some families in Cambridgeshire are currently facing the terrible decision of either heating their homes or buying food. The money raised by Cambridge 105 Radio in support of our Warm Homes appeal will go a long way in helping us to support those struggling to pay their energy bills and will ensure that families do not have to go without either necessity. As we enter the third national lockdown, our focus remains the same: to ensure our volunteers and clients remain safe when visiting the Foodbank, while still providing food and support to all those who need it. As we are an almost entirely volunteer-led charity, the help of the community to aid us in our fight against poverty in Cambridgeshire has never been more needed.”

Stephen Goddard, Business Development Manager, Woodfines said: “Woodfines are proud to sponsor such a fantastic charity, offering much needed help and support to the local community, particularly in these uncertain times.”

David Ball, President of The Rotary Club of Cambridge said: “The club is always looking at inventive ways to support those less fortunate than ourselves in the city.”