Droitwich foodbank receives Christmas boosts from Barclays - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich foodbank receives Christmas boosts from Barclays

Droitwich Editorial 17th Dec, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

DROITWICH Foodbank has received a welcome Christmas boost from the town’s branch of Barclays.

The bank, based at 1 Victoria Square, has donated more than £220 to the cause after a number of employees had a break from their day job to undertake some fund-raising activities.

A festive community party held in the branch saw hot chocolate and mini Christmas puddings served to customers and staff aranged for some carol singers to perform, along with a visit from Santa for local children.

Margaret Moule from Pretties sold her handmade jewellery and gifts, donating a percentage of her sale proceeds.

And the overall total of £113.99 was matched pound for pound as part of the Barclays Community Investment ‘Charity Begins at Work’ programme, taking the overall total to £227.98.

Droitwich Barclays branch manager Paula Knight said they were thrilled with the amount raised and thanked everyone who supported the fund-raiser and made it happen.

Droitwich Foodbank volunteer co-ordinator and Churches Together trustee, Jenny Bulman, said: “Thanks to Paula, her team, and Barclays, the funding will now be able to continue supporting the Foodbank and those who are in need.

“In addition, the staff personally donated a number of Christmas selection boxes which will be gratefully received by local children ”


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