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Santa to collect food bank donations for Gregson Green appeal

Posted on - 20th December, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Grimsargh, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Gregson Green's foodbank collection from last year
Last year Gregson Green collected over 700 items

A Preston community centre is employing Santa Claus himself to help with their food bank appeal.

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Gregson Green Community Centre’s Gathering Goodwill Gifts event will see Santa riding his sleigh around Hoghton and Coupe Green to collect food donations.

Santa, who successfully ran the collection last year, will be joined by his elves and Frozen’s Elsa. They will be passing the donations to Lostock Hall based food bank, Calvary Christian Fellowship. Volunteers will also follow the route, singing carols and helping Santa.

The donation wish list includes non-perishable, long dated and unopened items such as pasta and pasta sauces, rice and rice sauces, long life milk, tinned vegetables/beans, etc., cereal, cereal bars, biscuits, puddings, tea, coffee, sweets, chocolate, etc.

Read more: How this new scheme is helping stock Preston’s food banks

Other items such as soap powders, fabric conditioners, washing up liquids, detergents, and hygiene care products for adults and children are also needed.

Santa will be doing the rounds on Saturday 22 December from 5pm, starting and finishing at Gregson Green Community Centre.

Gregson Green Santa's Sleigh Route

Donation points are also located at Clayfields Chemist on Alder Drive, Ohana (formerly Streakers) on Gregson Lane, Hairlines on Gregson Lane, Lilac Tree at Holland House Nurseries, Old Oak Garage on Hoghton Lane, South Ribble Borough Council (c/o Tracy O’Reilly), Gregson Lane Community Centre, and Trinity Methodist Church on Gregson Lane.

Donations will be collected from these points on Friday 21 December.

Read more: Impact Universal Credit is having on child poverty in Preston is explored

You can find out more on the Gregson Green website.

Will you be going along or donating to the appeal? Let us know in the comments below.

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