THOUSANDS of meals gadgets and greater than 800 presents have been donated as Saddleworth Spherical Desk and Dovestone WI teamed as much as assist Oldham Foodbank at Christmas.
The occasion at Greenfield Canine Coaching Centre in December noticed the kind-hearted group drop off the gadgets and presents for the foodbank to distribute to individuals in want throughout the borough.
All of the meals gadgets have been taken to the Sacred Coronary heart Church Corridor in Uppermill to be sorted earlier than they could possibly be distributed.
John Arthurs, chairman of Saddleworth Spherical Desk, stated: “A large thanks to your donations – it goes a good distance to assist many households in these troublesome occasions.
“One other due to everybody that took half on this 12 months’s digital Santa Sprint. We have been overwhelmed by the uptake and seeing all you Santas operating round Saddleworth and additional afield.
“All cash raised goes to Oldham Foodbank, which has seen an enormous enhance within the variety of individuals counting on it throughout the pandemic.”
Saddleworth Spherical Desk additionally offered a cheque on the drop-off occasion, which was their fourth of the 12 months, to Oldham Foodbank for £2,503.68 raised by the digital Santa Sprint.
In the meantime, it took the Dovestone WI ‘Elf Squad’ two days to wrap and label greater than 800 presents donated for infants, youngsters, youngsters, women and men of all ages.
Jess Moreland, Dovestone WI president, stated: “Thanks to each single one that donated presents for our ‘Give a Present’ marketing campaign.
“There’s going to be a whole lot of glad youngsters and oldsters who, with out your generosity, can be dealing with a relatively completely different Christmas.”
The presents have been shared between Oldham Foodbank and Mossley Foodbank to deliver cheer throughout the communities.
Oldham Foodbank donates emergency meals provides to individuals in disaster. Discover out extra on their web site: oldham.foodbank.org.uk