NEWS: Durham supporters offer overwhelming food bank donations

Durham Women are delighted to reveal the staggering amount of food that was donated by our fans, staff and players to help Durham Foodbank this Christmas.

Supporters responded phenomenally to our call to donate items at our home game against Lewes, and we now confirm the staggering amount donated by the club topped 286kg.

That’s enough to provide 384 meals for families over Christmas, and will be used to help those in need throughout County Durham.

And manager Lee Sanders was delighted with the response to the collection.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to say a massive thank you to all the fans, the staff and the players who have donated to this worthy cause,” he said.

“It’s great that we are doing this at Christmas time, but everyone needs to remember that it is something now that is real in this country and affects people all year round.

“When the idea was first suggested by Dawn it was an easy decision to get behind it and support it.

“To deliver such a fantastic amount to Durham Foodbank was pleasing, and we hope to work closely with the charity moving forward into 2020.”

The club will be looking to hold similar collections in the future to help the Durham Foodbank at some of their most difficult times of year.

Anyone wishing to donate themselves can visit http://www.durham.foodbank.org.uk or drop in to their base at Mile House, Bridge End, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3RA.

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