REAL AID was established in 2001 by husband and wife team Colin & Barbara Raine from Bridlington, East Yorkshire with the simple idea that where there are Real Problems, people need Real Solutions, and we can provide Real Aid.
Real Aid children’s charity assists many people in the East Yorkshire area providing those solutions to a variety of problems. Our headquarters warehouse is in Tickton, near Beverley, East Yorkshire and we are funded through our charity shops and from donations - Real Aid is different to many other charities as not only do we not receive any Government or outside funding but we also guarantee that any financial donation will go directly where it is needed most.
Through the donations we receive and our customers buying goods in our shops we really make a difference to peoples lives.
OUR DONORS, SUPPORTERS AND CUSTOMERS ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR WORK and WE ARE TRULY A LOCAL CHARITY HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE
REAL AID FOOD-BANK SCHEME
Several years ago we recognised that the East Riding of Yorkshire had one of the worst statistics for child food poverty in the UK. So we did something about it and started the REAL AID FOOD-BANK SCHEME. We now assist over 600 families each week with our food programme. We have established a food-bank in Bridlington which is very well-used and doing exactly what we intended – to help local people get out of food poverty. We procure donations from many local food companies and supermarkets such as Waitrose and Morrisons. Their donations provide wholesome, healthy food for children and families across our region - collected, managed and distributed by Real Aid.
Real Aid relies not only on its employees but on a team of volunteers who support in all areas of our work, we could not perform as well as we do without them.