Kindness Campaign is helping to bring communities together in a warm space

9 February 2024
2 mins

A £500 Kindness Campaign donation to Community Actions for Local Opportunities (CAFLO), in Birmingham City Centre, will help them continue giving local residents a warm welcome.

Our Kindness Campaign, will contribute £60,000 to local food banks, events, specialist organisations and charities who support their customers and local communities.

The £500, given in two £250 donations, is earmarked to provide much-needed warm spaces for the local community; an area where deprivation and hardship are prevalent, so this donation will go a long way to creating a positive impact, especially during the colder months.

Platform’s Director of New Customers and Specialist Housing, Sarah Sutton said, “We are delighted to be able to support CAFLO so they can continue to offer local people safe and warm places to meet and help reduce loneliness and isolation.

“Platform’s Kindness Campaign reflects our dedication to enhancing the well-being of our customers and communities, especially during these testing times."

CAFLO sports and community centre, based in Bromford, Hodge Hill, is in the top 1% of deprived areas in Birmingham. The centre provides spaces for meetings, lectures and classes, different forms of sports, recreation and leisure-time, a food bank, along with mental wellbeing and chat clubs, aimed at improving the conditions of life for all residents.

CAFLO Centre Manager, Tina O’Dell said, “We would like to thank Platform for their thoughtful Kindness Campaign donation. It’s increasingly difficult to secure funding, so every penny really does count. 

“The money will go towards the ever-increasing energy bills for our warm hubs to make sure that our local community have a warm and cosy safe haven to use during these challenging times.”