Our football club has spent weeks collecting items donated by fans to give to a local foodbank run by Shildon Alive.
Shildon AFC treasurer Diane Dent along with director Norman Smith and captain Ben Trotter, have spent the weeks running up to Christmas raising the awareness of the need for essential food items,to give to families over the seasonal period.
The club has collected over £400 of essentials which has been matched by their sponsor, homes and communities organisation Livin.
Diane Dent said : ”we are a community club and we are delighted that with the help of our club sponsors Livin, we’ve been able to help those in our community that need it most, especially at this time of year. We hope to do more for our community in the coming months and years”
Zara Duncanson, Shildon Alive volunteer said, “we are so overwhelmed and grateful for the donations, they will go along way to helping a lot of people this Christmas.”
To find out how to access food bank supplies please contact your local foodbank.