• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

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Newton le Willows Climate Change Group held a successful village event to encourage people to shop locally and help support a local food bank.

The environmental group cooked a ‘Yorkshire’ breakfast, with local ingredients such as bacon, sausages, eggs and flour being sourced from within Newton le Willows and adjacent villages.

Over 60 people attended the breakfast and each gave a donation in return for their morning meal. The event raised £100 which has been donated to Hambleton Foodshare who provide emergency food parcels for people who are struggling to feed themselves.

Lisle Ryder, a member of the Climate Change group , said ‘we were pleased that so many residents from Newton le Willows supported our event and that we were able to demonstrate how people can cut down on their food miles by shopping locally.’

Margaret Brice who coordinates Hambleton Foodshare was delighted to receive the donation, ‘this funding will enable us to purchase additional stocks when we are low of certain items during the forthcoming year.  Every amount, large or small helps to supply food to the most vulnerable individuals and families who are struggling for whatever reason.  We are delighted to have the support from Newton le Willows Climate Change group who clearly demonstrate their outward looking attitude to those in need and thank each person involved in the most successful event.’

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