Residents urged to battle the bulge and donate unwanted Christmas chocolates to Wellingborough charity

Those with unwanted chocolates from the festive period have been urged to avoid temptation and donate them to a Wellingborough charity instead
Those with unwanted chocolates from the festive period have been urged to avoid temptation and donate them to a Wellingborough charity instead

Those with unwanted chocolates from the festive period have been urged to avoid temptation and donate them to a Wellingborough charity instead.

Bozeat businesswoman Rachel Mallows is hoping that, instead of chomping coffee creams and tucking into the toffees, some unopened boxes could be donated to help support the valuable work of two local charities.

She is a trustee of the Daylight Centre Fellowship, the drop-in centre for vulnerable adults in Wellingborough, and patron of The Faraway Children’s Charity which supports disadvantaged young people across the county - and she is inviting those with piles of leftover goodies to give them up in aid of these good causes.

Miss Mallows said: “I reckon there must be hundreds of tins of chocolates and boxes of biscuits that got tucked away in cupboards while we feasted on all the other festive food and I really hope that some of them could be passed on to those less fortunate who will enjoy such a special treat.

“Not only would it bring a warm feeling to know you have helped someone in need but also January is a time when lots of people want to shift a few of the extra pounds they’ve gained over Christmas, so this could be a great way to avoid any temptation as you battle against the bulge.”

Anyone with any unopened boxes which they would like to donate is kindly asked to deliver them to the FISH Shop on Cambridge Street in Wellingborough, from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

The boxes will then be divided between the two charities or sold to raise funds.

For more details on each of the charities, or to offer your further support, please visit www.daylightcf.org, www.farawaychildrenscharity.com or call Rachel on 01933 664437.