6th December 2022

It’s not often we’re lost for words when it comes to the generosity of the people in our towns, because over the 9 and a half years we’ve been running and the dozens of collections and events we’ve done we have seen it so many times.

This is different though, it’s the biggest cost of living crisis in our lifetime, on the back of a pandemic, then the fact energy, food and fuel costs are at an all time high  and fair to say we would have understood if the totals were a little down at the Tesco winter food collection for 2022.

As usual the collection was held over 3 days, from the 1st to the 3rd of December, and we had volunteers from all walks of life, including schools, local business and everyday people of all ages, turn up to help at both Tesco Superstore Atherton and Tesco Extra Leigh, to hand out shopping lists, hold buckets for cash plus collect, sort and stack donations of food, from the generous shoppers in both stores.

Little did we know when the day started on Thursday we would be counting the amount of food and cash that we have, and it’s a staggeringly huge amount! By far the biggest weight of food and toiletries and by far the most amount of money we have ever received at a supermarket collection was donated by the and we are completely blown away.

5710 kg (4111 meals) donated and will be topped up 20% by Tesco in cash

£1975 dropped in our buckets





It’s just a staggering amount and in the circumstances it really does mean the world to us, and the people we help.
it goes to show how blessed we are to live and operate  in a place where the people really are there for their friends and neighbours, in the toughest of times.
If you donated anything at all over the 3 days you have every right to feel very proud of yourself, because you have changed so many families Christmas for the better.

We simply can’t thank you enough, but we can promise to make best use of your generosity and help feed as many people as possible in your community. Well done everyone, you have truly blessed us.

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