New plan for Round Table food collection

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 03 June 2020

Saddleworth Round Table are adding a nostalgic touch to their Oldham Foodbank collection on Saturday.

Originally, they planned to make it a fancy dress event to celebrate 40 years of beerwalk fundraising.

However, given the partial lockdown, the chairman and Round Table volunteers decided to make the event more low key. 

So instead of fancy dress, they will all be wearing tshirts from beerwalks of years gone by – and encourage everyone else that still has one to wear it on the day.

Chairman John Arthurs said: “We had many happy years of Beerwalks and the hundreds of thousands of pounds raised benefited many in our community. 

"We’d like to celebrate the day by running another charity food collection whilst sporting our favourite t-shirts and would love the public to do the same.

"We’ll also be posting the themes of as many beer walks as we can on our face book page, so please share your happy memories too.”

The collection runs this Saturday, June 6, at the Kingfisher car park, Greenfield from 10am-3pm.

Essential items requested by Oldham foodbank include any long life items and key items requested by Oldham foodbank, including sugar, UHT milk (1 ltr), tinned fish, noodles, rice, fresh bread, cooking sauces, tinned fruit, toilet rolls, tinned rice pudding and tinned custard.

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