CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL: Helping other people is just our business

GOOD BUSINESS: Spalding Young Professionals donate food to Agapecare Foodbank Spalding.  ANL-161212-142514001.
GOOD BUSINESS: Spalding Young Professionals donate food to Agapecare Foodbank Spalding. ANL-161212-142514001.

Business with a good heart is the message Spalding Young Professionals (YP) are sending out this Christmas after their members’ sizable donation to a Spalding foodbank.

Highflyers from seven businesses, including accountants Duncan and Toplis, Bulley Davey and Moore Thompson, solicitors from Chattertons and Roythornes and estate agents Longstaffs and Brown & Co, delivered food to Agapecare Foodbank on Thursday.

It was the second time that Spalding Young Professionals have made a special gesture towards helping people and families hit by bereavement, illness, redundancy, benefit delays, homelessness and family breakdown.

A Spalding YP spokesman said: “Last year, we could see that our donation made a big difference so we thought of doing it again this year.

“It’s a really good feeling to know that we want to make a big difference in the community and we’re telling other young professionals about this as well.”

Irene Davies, coordinator of Agapecare Foodbank Spalding, said: “The fact that Spalding YP has chosen to support the Christmas Foodbank Appeal for the second year running is a great encouragement to us.

he fact that Spalding YP has chosen to support the Christmas Foodbank Appeal for the second year running is a great encouragement to us

Irene Davies, coordinator of Agapecare Foodbank Spalding

“It also means that we can afford to be more generous with the contents of the hampers and more families will receive one.”

The Spalding Guardian Christmas Foodbank Appeal relies totally on your generosity to help people in South Holland, Sutterton and the Deepings who face a bleak December 25.

You can take donations of food to The Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton; The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding; St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge; All Saints’ Church, Holbeach; and St Mary’s Church, Sutterton.

Food donations can also be taken to churches across South Holland and the Deepings, as well as Sainsbury’s, Winfrey Avenue, Spalding; Morrisons, Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck; and The Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping St James.

Guardian readers can also bring donations to our office at Priory House in The Crescent, Spalding.