WYKE A.R.L.F.C open age player James Cullen has today donated 170 easter eggs to the Wyke Foodbank, every age at Wyke( U7's, U8'S, U'9S, U11'S, U12'S. U14'S, 18'S and Open age) have donated eggs to this great cause. As a club we are very proud of this to give back to the local community. Here is James Story
On Thursday morning I was reading a story online about foodbanks and I was amazed in this day and age how many people still rely on them. I believe there is a massive stigma attached with this particular subject and people automatically judge the people that use Foodbanks.
I’m in a fortunate position where my family don’t have to worry where the next meal may come from or if we can afford to go shopping.
Has a parent myself I know at certain times of the year you have massive pressures to ensure your children have great Birthdays/Christmas’s and do not feel left out.
So I decided to reach out to friends, family, colleagues and collect as many Easter Eggs as possible to donate to the local foodbank in Wyke. I set myself a target of 20/30 eggs, following a massive effort from the local community I exceeded 170 Easter Eggs which hopefully means 170 children will receive a egg this year.
I visited the Foodbank today to deliver the eggs and they couldn’t believe the results and asked me to thank everyone involved. At the same time they showed me around and explained that the demographic of people using the foodbank is changing because so many people are starting to struggle. Also they’re part of a wider trust that supports Buttershaw, Cleckheaton, Delph Hill, Low Moor and Oakenshaw.
I’m planning to do more within the coming months so watch this space. If anyone can do anything to help please do not hesitate to contact me.
Updated 15:05 - 16 Apr 2019 by User 3313838