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Lucy and Carey from The Fremantle Trust donating to Aylesbury Food bank

Local care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, has teamed up with other businesses to donate food and toiletries to Aylesbury Foodbank to support local families this Christmas.

Lucy Cox, who is a tenant at the Trust’s Aylesbury Supported Living service for adults with a learning disability, works part time at The Fremantle Trust’s Business Support Centre on Rabans Close. She was keen to be one of the team involved in the initiative, to help people in the local community who may be facing difficulties this festive season.

The Trust invited a number of local businesses to contribute to this collective gesture, including Neil Symington Personal Training, Kempson Electrical, Central Electrical and Orion Electrotech. Donations included tinned and dried food, toiletries and sanitary products.

Aylesbury Foodbank is part of a network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Commenting on the donation, Carey Burden from The Fremantle Trust, said:

Christmas can be a difficult time for many, so we wanted to invite local businesses to join together with us to help vulnerable people in our local community by contributing to the foodbank.

Lucy added:

I really enjoyed being part of this. It’s so important to help others and to bring kindness where we can.

Kim Hopping, finance and fundraising manager at Aylesbury Foodbank commented:

Everyone has been incredibly generous with their donations at this time of year and they will help brighten up Christmas for lots of local families and individuals.