Banks’ festive collection for Rushden food bank

Natalie Carr, Trish Dempsey, Lynette O'Halloran and Jimmy Haseldine at Barclays in Rushden
Natalie Carr, Trish Dempsey, Lynette O'Halloran and Jimmy Haseldine at Barclays in Rushden

A bank is collecting food to be given out to those in need this Christmas.

The Barclays branches in Rushden and Thrapston are taking part in a Christmas charity week run by the bank nationally to help the communities they serve.

In partnership with the Rushden food bank run by East Northants Faith Group, non-perishable items can be left in a trolley donated by Wilkinsons at the branch, which will then be distributed to those in need.

Branch manager Vicki Prince said: “We do lots of things like pound for pound, but we wanted to do something different that was going to benefit our local community.

“We are doing it with the Thrapston branch and Rushden food bank run by East Northants Faith Group.

“We contacted them and said this is something we would like to do.

“We are encouraging people to come in and donate non-perishable items, and the church will distribute it to people who need it.

“We are also running a children’s colouring competition where they pay 50p to enter and all the proceeds will go back to the food bank.”

The colouring competition winner will get a prize donated by Osborne’s toy shop in Rushden High Street, with the winner chosen on December 20.

The trolley for food donations will be in the branch until Monday, December 23.