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Staff from the mental health charity, Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind celebrated Local Charities Day by donating hampers of food and toiletries to the Salvation Army foodbank.
Local Charities Day takes place on 15 December each year. Led by the Office for Civil Society, the day celebrates the work of small local charities and community groups across the UK. The day provides local charities with a platform to promote the fantastic work they are doing and the many, varied benefits they bring to people, communities and good causes.
Philip Eke, Chief Executive Officer, Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, said: “At Mind, we heavily promote ‘Food and Mood’ and how eating a healthy diet can do a lot to improve your mood and sense of wellbeing. The staff at Mind were keen to take part in Local Charities Day, so donating to our local foodbank seemed a great way to celebrate.
Foodbanks are key to meeting the needs of people in crisis within our community. In partnership with other agencies they provide signposting to other services who can support people in resolving a range of problems, including mental health.”
Major David Lennox, Salvation Army, said: “We would like to thank all the staff at Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind for their kind donation. Locally, we see the need but also the generosity. Donations like this have enabled us to help over 400 families already this Christmas.”
During the Christmas period, The Salvation Army, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth will be open as follows:
Thursday 28 December 12 noon – 2pm
Thursday 4 January 12 noon – 2pm