Hackney Quest looking for final surge of donations as they reach initial £20,000 target

Hackney Quest staff and service users. Picture: Gary Mahine

Hackney Quest staff and service users. Picture: Gary Mahine - Credit: Gary Mahine

Youth charity Hackney Quest is celebrating after reaching the £20,000 fundraising target to save it from possible closure.

The charity, based in Well Street, provides support for families and children in need.

They issued a “very urgent” plea in June after fears they could end up closing if the money wasn’t found.

However within a month they’ve raised £22,000. They’re now hoping for a last minute flurry of donations to reach £25,000, and ensure the service can carry on for even longer.

The charity, now in its 30th year, support around 100 people a week.

Director of the charity, Collette Allen said: “I feel excited. We feel really loved by the community and people have been so generous.

“Whether big or small amounts, it has been added up and it’s a great total to have reached in four weeks.

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“The extra money would allow us to stabilise, and to look for more funding going forward.”

Donate at crowdfunder.co.uk/savefamilysupport.