Penwortham neighbours’ 12 Days of Christmas display for local food bank

Posted on - 8th December, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Penwortham, People, Proud Preston, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
12 Days of Christmas window displays in Leyland Road
Three of the window displays in Leyland Road, featuring six geese a-laying, nine ladies dancing, and two turtle doves

A group of neighbours in Penwortham have created a 12 Days of Christmas window display in aid of a local food bank.


The Leyland Road residents are hoping the outdoor and socially-distanced attraction will bring Christmas cheer to passers-by, as well as help the food bank at Kingsfold Community Centre.

One of the neighbours, Daniel Murphy, said: “We wanted to raise the festive spirit of our local community, especially those in our immediate area.

“Lots of children walk by on their way to school, so we are getting families pausing and singing the 12 Days of Christmas song. The children love having the focus of something to spot.

12 Days of Christmas window displays in Leyland Road
A partridge in a pear tree, and seven swans-a-swimming

“Secondly, we wanted to increase the focus and attention of our local food bank – something that’s quite hard considering the current issues.

“We would like people to be aware of the food bank, and if they feel able to donate either with food or money then that would be fantastic.”

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The Penwortham Churches Together Food Bank being helped by the neighbours is staffed and run entirely by volunteers.

Julie Clowes, who is one of the volunteers, said: “Financial donations have been particularly valued during the pandemic, as food donations from regular supporters have been more difficult to collect, while the need for help has increased.”

Financial donations can be made to the food bank via cheque or bank transfer. Donations of non-perishable food can be left at the Community Centre in Kingsfold Drive on Monday mornings.

For more information, visit the Penwortham Food Bank Facebook page.

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