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Donate a Christmas cracker to Rutland Foodbank


Pulling a cracker at the Christmas dinner table is a festive tradition and one which a man hopes to ensure happens across Rutland this year.

Andy Wright, who works for Spire Homes in Oakham, has launched a cracking appeal to donate the Christmas crackers to families in need.

He wants to donate 1,000 individual crackers to Rutland Foodbank to be added to their Christmas treat hampers.

Thanks to the generosity of his colleagues and friends, he has already had in excess of 40 boxes donated and more than £200 in cash to buy more but still needs your help.

Andy said: “I just think it’s a little thing that makes a big difference.

“Rutland Foodbank makes a big difference with their treat hampers but they don’t have the funds to buy crackers as well so I just thought it was something nice to do.

“If people can donate a box of crackers they have left over from last year or even buy a new box for the appeal, then that’s great and would be very much appreciated.”

Spire Homes works closely in the community and that’s how Andy, who lives in Kibworth near Market Harborough, came into contact with Rutland Foodbank.

To donate a box of crackers, drop them into Rutland Foodbank in Oakham at the back of 40 Melton Road either Monday, 1pm to 3pm, Wednesday, 1pm to 3pm or Friday, 10am to midnight.

The appeal closes on Monday, December 7, as Rutland Foodbank volunteers will be putting together the treat hampers next week so you don’t have long to donate.


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