Food poverty in the UK has a long way to go before it becomes a thing of the past but The Trussell Trust tirelessly campaigns to build a hunger free future for those locked into poverty, a bid that Tapestry cannot ignore.
The Trussell Trust support a network of foodbanks and provide emergency food, as well as campaigning for change; their ultimate goal is to end the need for food banks in the UK, altogether.
Footballer Marcus Rashford may have excelled on the World Cup 2022 stage but it was his motivational campaign highlighting child food poverty in Britain during Lockdown 2020, which drew Tapestry’s attention to the Trust. Our support is ongoing, but we’re not the only ones on board…
The Trussell Trust hit the headlines in December 2022, when LadBaby collaborated with money saving expert Martin Lewis releasing a reimagined version of the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas. They smashed it, literally, breaking records. Literally. According to the Official Charts, what became the fastest selling single of 2022, also became LadBaby’s fifth consecutive Christmas number one, knocking The Beatles off their fab four-times festive chart-topping perch. More importantly, all profits raised from the LadBaby/Lewis hit are being equally distributed between The Trussell Trust and Band Aid Trust.
Now it’s 2023, and with an energy crisis in full flow, The Trussell Trust has its work is cut out. The figures are hard to stomach. Between 1st April to 30th September 2022 a whopping 1.3 million emergency food parcels were given to people facing hardship by food banks in the Trust; more than ever that have been given out for this time of year.
We recognize that in the big scheme of things Tapestry’s donation is a small gesture but if we can raise even a little awareness about The Trussell Trust, it’s a start. To find out more about their Emergency Fund Appeal, or to make a donation to The Trussell Trust, and Stop UK Hunger, click here.