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I work for a charity which runs free lessons and assemblies in local schools. Recently we've partnered with Redbridge Foodbank to run lessons in a high school. It's certainly been an education! Some of the stories we've heard are horrific but one made a particular impact.
A single mum came in with her young daughter near Christmas a few years ago and they were given a cracker in their parcel. The little girl started peeling back the wrapper and explained that whilst she wanted to peek now, she actually planned to save the cracker until Christmas morning as this would likely be her one gift. In London. In the 21st Century.
Redbridge Foodbank do an amazing job in our community and I want to raise money so they can buy in areas where donations are short (maybe crackers, maybe baby food or toilet roll...wherever the need is greatest.)
Raising money is a more convenient way to help than getting your donations to the foodbank and just as worthwhile, why not consider helping!
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