St Peter's donations to Worcester Foodbank double in just second week
Donations of items by St Peter’s residents for Worcester Foodbank have doubled in just the second week of organised collections in the ward.
St Peter’s has followed Battenhall’s lead in residents volunteering to collect foodstuffs for the charity following the Thursday night Clap for NHS events.
One of the St Peter’s organisers, parish councillor John Renshaw, said: “The generosity of local residents is simply amazing. We collected at least twice as many donations as last week.”
The donated items are gathered together at St Peter’s Baptist Church before being transferred to the Lowesmoor-based foodbank.
One St Peter’s resident currently recovering from an operation did not let it stop her collecting in aid of the cause, as she took a wheelbarrow to collect items in Grasshopper Avenue.
Irene Surridge said: “I personally had to use a wheelbarrow as I’ve recently had major surgery to prevent paralysis from the neck down, hence my nine-year-old son carried most of the bags to the wheelbarrow.
“We wheeled home to the car several times because people have been so generous.
“It was very heart warming and I think it has definitely brought the community together.
“I’ve lived on this road for nine years and have only just met some of my neighbours.
“St Peter’s has definitely pulled together as an amazing and kind community.”
Mr Renshaw said: “We’ll be collecting again next Thursday and we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to volunteer to help.
“We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who’d like to get involved on Springfield Road, Springfield Close, Woodbridge Close and Burnham Close.”
He went on: “Thank you again to everyone who made a donation, everyone who collected them and everyone who helped sort donations.
“It really has been a community effort.”
Irene Surridge used a wheelbarrow to collect in Grashopper Avenue.
Items gathered in St Peter’s Baptist Church before being transferred to Worcester Foodbank.