York Central MP Rachael Maskell is today launching a series of resources, events and more to help York residents with the cost of living. All under the banner of ‘York Together’, this new campaign aims to offer guidance and support for those struggling with the mounting cost of household bills as well as physical help with food and warm clothing for those who need it most across York.
Many residents of York will be receiving a leaflet through their front door which shares information on a whole host of supportive resources, including details of helplines and access to support they may be eligible for, to help with the cost of living. The leaflet also includes information about how and where people can volunteer their time to help others or donate useful items.
Across Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November, Rachael Maskell MP will be kicking off ‘York Together’ with a ‘Warm Weekend’ event at St Saviourgate Methodist Church. The Church will serve as a drop-off point for people around the City to bring new or good quality used warm clothing and blankets. Cash donations to the campaign will also be accepted. These donated items will be distributed across a number of York-based organisations who have received great demand for these products as the weather begins to turn colder.
On the campaign, Rachael Maskell MP said: “York is renowned for its generosity, and we showed this throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. We must now show this spirit once again and help each other through this inevitably difficult winter ahead.”
York Together: Warm Weekend Event
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November
Please bring donations to:
St. Saviourgate Methodist Church
10am-3pm both days
The next steps of the ‘York Together’ Campaign will be announced soon. If you would like more information, to donate, or to volunteer your time to support this campaign, please reach out to Rachael Maskell’s office by phone or email.