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Residents donate food to help local community

23 June 2020

Residents from a Telford retirement service have come together to help the local community through vital donations.

Residents with some of the food donations for the Telford Crisis NetworkResidents with some of the food donations for the Telford Crisis Network

Kind-hearted people at Sanctuary Retirement Living’s Lawley Bank Court have been gathering much-needed food items for the Telford Crisis Network

The Network was set up several years ago to help provide basic essentials and food parcels for people in the local community, and it has been in much greater demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents have been donating food since October last year and have so far handed over 10 boxes.

Kirsty Lees, Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant said: “The residents started making regular donations before the coronavirus outbreak but are now even more aware of how much this help is needed in the current situation. I am so heartened by the generosity of the residents pulling together to help this local cause.”

Councillor Mike Tyler who has been helping collect donations added: “Thanks to the residents at Lawley Bank Court, these donations have been helping Dawley Christian Centre Food Bank distribute much needed food within the local area. We really appreciate all the donations, it’s wonderful to see so many people thinking of others.”

To find out more about life at our retirement communities, read resident stories or search for a retirement property near you.

To contact the Dawley Christian Centre Food Bank, see their website or their Facebook page.

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