Letchworth Heritage Foundation presents cheque to foodbank after a year’s fundraising

Letchworth Foodbank was presented with the cheque by CEO Graham Fisher. Picture: LGCHF

Letchworth Foodbank was presented with the cheque by CEO Graham Fisher. Picture: LGCHF - Credit: Archant

Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation has raised more than £4,500 for the Letchworth Foodbank, their charity for the year.

Staff raised £2,357.63 through cake sales, plant sales and quiz nights, a sum matched by the Foundation which took the total donation to £4,715.26.

The Foundation also placed collection boxes for the Foodbank at their venues including Standalone Farm and Broadway Cinema and Theatre.

Emily Flitney, who led the fundraising efforts, said: 'I'm passionate about the Foodbank's cause. I discovered that I wasn't alone, my colleagues became involved in supporting the various activities we ran, and it felt like we were on a great team building journey together, for a good cause.

'I'd like to thank everyone who donated and those who gave their time up to help with fundraising. We could not have done it without them!'

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The foodbank will use the money to provide three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis.

The charity is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

For more information, visit letchworth.foodbank.org.uk.

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