Donations drive van appeal forward for charity foodbank

Freda Ball (right) hands over the cheque to Agape Care Foodbank volunteers (from left) Diane Gardner, Dominika Dabrowska, project manager Paul Walker, Audrey East, Alan Gardner, Keith Dobney and Pastor Chas Sandhu.
Freda Ball (right) hands over the cheque to Agape Care Foodbank volunteers (from left) Diane Gardner, Dominika Dabrowska, project manager Paul Walker, Audrey East, Alan Gardner, Keith Dobney and Pastor Chas Sandhu.

HOPES of raising enough money to allow a charity to buy a van to make food deliveries to those in need in South Holland are another step closer to reality.

Volunteers at the Agape Care Foodbank have collected donations adding up to £450 for their van appeal.

The charity, which is based at the Lighthouse Church in Haverfield Road, Spalding, say the van will help them to get three-day emergency food parcels to those most in need and cut out the worry of travel costs for those who can not afford to get to the town to pick them up.

The latest donations have come from Freda Ball, of Spalding, who gave £200, and Spalding Lions who have presented £250.

Freda raised the money by selling quizzes over the Christmas period. She raised a total of £400 and decided to split the money between Agape Care Foodbank and Rainbow Africa, which helps provide care and education in some of the most impoverished areas of Africa.

Agape Care project manager Paul Walker said: “We would like to say thank you. Not only has Freda helped to raise funds for the foodbank but she is also a valued volunteer as well.”