Round Table plan another Foodbank bonanza

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 01 June 2020


Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.

The latest has been planned for this Saturday, with volunteers kitted out in fancy dress.

They are encouraging the kind-hearted public to share the fun. 

“As this Friday is Whit Friday, historically Saturday would have been Round Table’s fancy dress beer walk, until it was cancelled in 2012," said their spokesman.

“So Round Tablers will be in fancy dress on Saturday to mark the event.

"Anyone donating items is welcome to join in and we’ll add photos to our Facebook page of everyone that takes part."

Last month the generous spirited public contributed 8,040 separate items with a value of more than £10,000 for Oldham Foodbank, via Saddleworth Round Table collection.

The spokesman declared: “We ran out of collection trays three times during the huge success of the last collection.

"We were simply over-run with donations.”

Saturday’s collection will take place at the Kingfisher car park next to Tesco in Greenfield, from 10am-3pm.

They are seeking urgent donations focussed on long life items like sugar, UHT milk (1 ltr), tinned fish, noodles, rice, fresh bread, cooking sauces, tinned fruit, toilet rolls, tinned rice pudding and tinned custard.

Check out the Saddleworth Round Table Facebook page for the latest updates.


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