Community champions from across south east Northumberland have been honoured at a gala presentation evening for Newcastle Building Society’s fifth annual Cornerstone of the Community Awards.
More than 150 invited guests attended the ceremony at Linden Hall Hotel, which was designed to recognise the invaluable contributions that local people and groups make across the area served by the Newcastle’s Morpeth and Ashington branches through their energy, enthusiasm and dedication
The Food bank was awarded runner up in the Bobby Robson Foundation Community Award.
But that’s not all because the “Volunteer Of The Year” was awarded to Pauline Thompson who’s not only involved with the Ashington side of the food bank distribution centre but also does some sterling work within the community
Well done everyone
Massive thanks to TEAM SUPREME from the Northumberland clubs for young people (part of the National Citizen programme)
As part of their social action challenge the team decided to raise funds for the Foodbank by doing a sponsored walk.They did this on one of the hottest days of the years (24 degrees )whilst wearing their onesies and raised a grand total of £529.
Pictured are the team members handing over the money to Foodbank volunteers Pauline Thompson,Jeff Harris and Debra Lyall.
Thank you so much for your generosity. You are all stars. The money will be used to help people in the Wansbeck area who are coping with difficult times
An amazingly generous day by the shoppers at Morpeth Morrisons resulted in over half a tonne of food for the users of Wansbeck Valley Food Bank.
A big thank you to everyone!
Linda Fugill signs to say Zero Tolerance of loan sharks!
A survey of independent food banks was recently conducted.
Click on these images to see the headline results:
Our four thousandth client has just received their food parcel from Wansbeck Valley Food Bank. Well done everybody!
Why not volunteer and join us.
We’re gearing up for our AGM on Monday 16th February at 7pm in Holy Sepulchre church hall on Station Road, Ashington. See you there…
Big change: our distribution centres at Ashington and Morpeth are now both open every weekday, thanks to a huge effort by our volunteers to meet the increasing numbers of referrals.
See our Distribution Centres page for details.
The non-uniform day at King Edward VI school in Morpeth raised an amazing £600 for the food bank, really appreciated thanks guys, as you can see from project manager Linda’s huge smile!!!
One consequence of growing: we needed a dedicated van to collect donations and to deliver stores to our network of distribution centres… and here it is