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NEW OLLERTON: Welcome winter boost for food bank

Hilary Cheshire, company secretary of Robert Woodhead (far left) presents a �500 cheque to Lyn Matthews (to her left).

Hilary Cheshire, company secretary of Robert Woodhead (far left) presents a �500 cheque to Lyn Matthews (to her left).

A New Ollerton food bank that helps those in danger of going hungry has been served up a welcome £500 boost by a local construction company.

The Dukeries and District Food Bank was established through the Trussell Trust and is based at Ollerton Methodist Church on Forest Road.

It has come to the aid of more than 800 people since March 2013, with nine tons of food having been parcelled and distributed by a team of 38 volunteers.

A study by the Trussell Trust showed that there has been a 170% rise in the number of people accessing food banks, meaning the donation from Robert Woodhead Limited has made a real difference.

“I am amazed how local people have supported the food bank,” said Lyn Matthews from The Dukeries and District Food Bank. “This is what it is about - local people supporting local people.”

Hilary Cheshire, company secretary of Robert Woodhead, who presented the cheque, added: “The company has recently returned to Edwinstowe and we are delighted to be part of the community here.

“We normally choose a charity every Christmas to support instead of sending Christmas cards. This year we chose the Dukeries and District Food Bank.”

To contact the food bank, call 07716 439740.

 

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