Sale raises cash for Foodbank

By Emily Pearce

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 14:57

 

Sale raises cash for Foodbank

Isle of Wight Foodbank nearly new sale. Left, Ann Moore with Vivien Rockliffe. Photo by Robin Crossley.

A NEARLY new clothes sale has raised more than £700 for the Isle of Wight Foodbank.

Customers flocked to the sale on Saturday, held at the charity's Somerton headquarters, to choose from a selection of nearly new clothes and handmade wooden gifts.

Cakes and hot drinks were provided by Calbourne Classics and Medina Foodservice.

Proceeds from the sale and a raffle, plus donations, totalled £710.49.

Foodbank volunteer Sarah Hamilton said: "The money raised goes towards the cost of running the charity. Our latest statistics show we fed and supported 312 people in October, and more than 3,500 since we began last year.

"The need is growing for our provision across the board. We fed more than 600 people last Christmas so, with the increase we have experienced this year, we are bracing ourselves for the next two months to come."

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Fixed link feasibility study survey launched

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  2. Storm Doris: Isle of Wight travel information

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

  3. Man arrested at Isle of Wight hotel over firearm fears

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

  4. Man arrested in connection with East Cowes car damage

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

  5. Car overturns in Northwood

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News