A fund has been launched to provide financial relief to people in the Moray Council area suffering severe hardship, illness or poverty as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
Described by its trustees as a safety net of last resort, the Moray Emergency Relief Fund is intended for those who have not been helped sufficiently by measures available from the UK and Scottish governments and Moray Council.
The fund is registered as a charity and was formally launched by Andrew Simpson, Lord- Lieutenant of Banffshire, and Maj Gen Seymour Monro, Lord-Lieutenant of Moray, on 10th April, 2020.
The charity will depend on donations by organisations, businesses and individuals for its initial funding as COVID-19 restriction prevents fundraising activities being held.
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