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BROWNIE’S FUNDRAISING IS A SWEET SUCCESS!

Big hearted brownie-leader Mia Pritchard, 14, was keen to do something to save her brownie pack and support the work we are doing here at the foodbank. So, with the help of her mum and her GCSE skills, the Astley teenager has baked her way to sweet success! Mia, a student at Cannon Slade High […]

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Bents n Bongs Beer Bash to help fund new van

Bents n Bongs Beer Bash is a huge part of life in Atherton, Tyldesley & surrounding areas and has been for such a long time it’s almost part of  the fabric. We all know about the amazing artisan beer, they have every year, but are you aware of the amazing work they do to support […]

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Sainsburys Help Brighten a million christmases donations are in

Just before Christmas Sainsbury’s ran their ‘Help Brighten A Million Christmases’ campaign, where food donation bins were placed in store and cash buckets behind the tills, with a promise by Sainsbury’s to match all donations made even if they weren’t bought in store, and Carmel, the Leigh charity coordinator, very kindly chose us as their […]

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Brewery charity partner 2021- calendars on sale now

For the first time in its history, Joseph Holt Brewery has chosen six North West charities they will support in 2021 – with Atherton & Leigh Foodbank named as one of those the fundraising will support. The brewery has reflected on the food-crisis many people found themselves in during the coronavirus lockdowns and decided to […]

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Leo’s fundraising brings fresh produce to foodbank

Last month we brought you the story of Leo Kelly – the five year old who cycled 21.5 miles to raise money for us and help people in his community. Well, we have an update for you. Leo’s final total was £1,890. The youngster had only cycled up to eight miles before, so cycling from […]

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Huge donation of toys to help families with children

We know, when a parent comes to the foodbank at Christmas time, the chances are they not only have no money for food but also presents will be taking a hit too. We are very lucky that we get lots of toys donated each year and it is a huge thrill for us to see […]

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Sainsburys Help Brighten a Million Christmases Campaign

We are delighted to let you know that we have been chosen by Sainsbury’s Leigh as their charity partner for their Help Brighten a Million Christmases Campaign. From now until December 14th any item you donate in the donation bins and any money you drop in the buckets, at the tills, will be matched by Sainsbury’s […]

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Foodbank receives generous grants and donations

Atherton & Leigh Foodbank are celebrating after being awarded three grants, and have been included in major national fundraising efforts which will help the charity to continue supporting local residents over the winter months. The news comes at a time when the area has been subject to months of local lockdowns and an economic downturn […]

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5 year old Leo has completed his bike ride

He managed to cycle 21.5 miles down the canal, stopping at the stadium where Marcus Rashford, who inspired the conversation Leo had with his mum, plays football, and raised a massive £1240 in the process. Leo, you are an inspiration to us all, we are blown away with your fantastic efforts and are looking forward […]

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Lidl customers, your time has come

We’re pleased to let you know that Lidl’s new ‘Teaming up to Tackle Hunger’ campaign has  launched, with Atherton & Leigh foodbank as the confirmed charity partner for: Lidl Leigh. The campaign will be promoted in the Leigh store from Thursday 12th November and throughout the 4-week campaign shoppers in store will be encouraged to pick up […]

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