Food bank plea for Christmas

Posted on 28th November 2019 | in Community

Organisers of Amble food bank have thanked the people of Amble and surrounding areas for their donations over the last two months and the collections from Harvest Festivals. But they are also asking people to continue their generosity throughout the Christmas period, and take part in a ‘reverse advent calendar’ where a tin or food product is added to a box each day until Christmas Eve.
Bill Cruickshank, co-ordinator of the Amble food bank said “We ask that this trend continues up to and through Christmas and into the New Year. Please carry on adding an extra tin or packet, (or as in previous years use the reverse advent calendar) to their weekly shop, and drop it off at either Co-ops in Amble or at The Galley on Queen Street.”
He added “I would personally like to thank my fellow volunteers at the Amble Food Bank for their continuous hard work.”
Bill also announced that they are planning another music event at the end of January 2020. He thanked all the performers at the music event organised on 12 October at the Masons Arms: Brian English; Johnny May; Kris Burnett; Beverley Palin; Bartle Ripon and Bob Angus.

From the Community Awards in 2017

“We also thank all those who donated raffle prizes: Allsorts Stationary and Fancy Goods, InSynch Therapies, Rossini’s Restaurant, Raggy Dolls Fashion, The Dock Public House, Tesco, Coquet Tea Rooms, Sweets and Treats, The Amble Butcher, The Farm Bakery, Destiny Hair, Beau Beauty, Kayleigh’s Kitchen, 06 Marmaris Turkish Barber, Marti’s Hair Salon, Dolly and Daisy’s Gift Shop/Tea Room, Independent Fruit Shop, Bertram’s, Cock and Bull, Caboose Chocolates and of course The Mason’s Arms.”
Amble food bank can be contacted via and drop off points are both Amble Co-Ops and The Galley on Queen Street.

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