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Remember, Remember the Foodbank this November

11th December 2018  (UPDATE)

Remembering the Foodbank this Winter 

enjoyleisure would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of its customers and staff for their generous donations to the East Lothian Foodbank.

Last month, enjoyleisure ran a “Remember, Remember the Foodbank this November” campaign, where each of the community based Sports Centres acted as a public donation point for the East Lothian Foodbank, which provides an essential lifeline to individuals and families in need across the county.

As the winter months approach, the Foodbank experiences an increase in requests from those who are struggling financially; and are often unable to feed themselves and their families. In addition to a standard 3-day emergency food parcel, the Foodbank is currently collecting donations for its “Jingle Bags” appeal. This campaign aims to provide some additional festive cheer, by providing everything needed to celebrate Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

In total the donations collected across enjoyleisure’s six Sports Centres amounted to 149kg, which equates to approximately 248 meals.

Bill Axon, General Manager comments, “As a community organisation, we wanted to show our support to this invaluable local initiative and assist those who are in need of its services. We are incredibly grateful to our customers and staff who contributed donations. Their generosity will help lighten the load for others this festive season.”

For further details about the East Lothian Foodbank and its services visit: http://eastlothian.foodbank.org.uk/  

 

1st November 2018

The East Lothian Foodbank need your donations!

This November, each of our Sports Centres will act as donation points for the East Lothian Foodbank, a charitable organisation which provides an essential lifeline to individuals and families in need within our county borders.

As the colder weather takes hold, it is even more important that people in crisis have the opportunity to gain access to food and support.

What is the East Lothian Foodbank?

The East Lothian Foodbank, which is based in Civic Square Tranent, provides emergency food supplies to local people in crisis. All food handed out by the Foodbanks is donated. The charity therefore relies on the generosity of local public to donate items to help others in need.

What can you donate?

The Foodbank are unable to accept perishable items, so anything that is sealed in a container tin / packet is suitable:

• Breakfast cereals
• Long-life milk
• Long-life fruit juice
• Soup
• Pasta
• Rice
• Pasta sauce
• Tinned meat
• Tinned vegetables
• Tinned fruit
• Tinned fish
• Instant Mashed Potato
• Tea & Coffee
• Jars of baby food
• Sugar
• Biscuits
• Snacks
• Toiletries
• Sanitary products

Additional non-perishable items will also be accepted.

Where can you donate?

At each of enjoyleisure's Sports Centres:

  • Aubigny Sports Centre, Haddington
  • Dunbar Leisure Pool
  • Loch Centre, Tranent
  • Meadowmill Sports Centre, By Tranent
  • Musselburgh Sports Centre
  • North Berwick Sports Centre

Anything that you can provide will be gratefully received!

Remember, Remember the Foodbank this November
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