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Peppa Pig and friends collect food donations in Ribbleton trolley dash

Posted on - 26th October, 2020 - 9:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Business, Charities, Food & Drink, Health, People, Photos, Preston News, Ribbleton
Ribbleton trolley dash Pic: Mark McLoughlin
The characters and their helpers make their way down Ribbleton Lane Pic: Mark McLoughlin

Peppa Pig, Spiderman, Skye and Marshall from Paw Patrol, Pikachu, and a Minion joined forces in and around Ribbleton today (Monday 26 October) to collect food donations for children in need.

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The children’s favourites started at Smart Fitness in Campbell Street before visiting Top Cafe, Moor Nook Spar, Greenlands Club, Brookfield and Holme Slack shops and finishing up at Wickes.

Along the way the characters and their helpers collected donations of food and money.

Spiderman, Marshall and Pikachu collecting cereal and more Pic: Mark McLoughlin
Spiderman, Marshall and Pikachu collecting cereal and more Pic: Mark McLoughlin
Ribbleton trolley dash Pic: Mark McLoughlin
The characters clocked up 40,000 steps throughout the day Pic: Mark McLoughlin

The initiative was organised by Stuart Singleton as a way to support the local community after MPs voted against extending free school meals for vulnerable children during the holidays.

Read more: Preston people rally to help feed the city’s children

In a Facebook post, Stuart said: “What a brilliant day. We have raised so much food it’s unreal – two vans full.

“I’d like to thank every single person who came to see us. It’s amazing how the community can come together so well to help out.

“We are going to sort through all the food tonight and deliver to food banks tomorrow. Any cash donations will be turned into food as well.

“Can’t thank everyone enough.”

Read more: Preston North End offering free meals for city’s vulnerable children and families during half-term

Local photographer Mark McLoughlin was on hand to capture the characters’ journey through the streets.

Minions were represented in the trolley dash Pic: Mark McLoughlin
Minions were represented in the trolley dash Pic: Mark McLoughlin
The characters had fun along the way Pic: Mark McLoughlin
The characters had fun along the way Pic: Mark McLoughlin

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