Sea Shanties and Words support Hunstanton Foodbank

Sea Shanties and Words support Hunstanton Foodbank
From left: Elaine Coker, Mark Fuchter, Sam Abramian, Ian Enters, Derek Dodwell, Jenny Barker.

The cheque for £700.00 was presented to the Chairman of the Food Bank, Sam Abramian, trustees Elaine Coker and Mark Fuchter, and volunteer Derek Dodwell, by Ian Enters and Jenny Barker on behalf of the Church.

A few weeks ago St Mary’s Church, Docking mounted an evening of Sea Shanties and Words to celebrate the work of Hunstanton and District Food Bank, to raise awareness of the increasing need for the help it provides, and to raise funds and contributions to the work.

Nelson’s Shantymen led the evening with their lively shanty songs and a few of our fine Norfolk wordsmiths - Paul Berry, Ian Enters, Liz Radley and David Redfield - chipped in with readings about the sea. The Church was full, in full voice, and the generosity of those attending was wonderful with £700.00 raised on the night.

The Food Bank is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1.30am until 2.30pm at St Edmund’s Church Hall, Hunstanton, but the support extends beyond the food bank itself to providing fruit in a local primary school, volunteer delivery in the district, and other support through a Red Cross Community Support Worker. 

The Trussel Trust oversees the work nationally, and the food bank ensures funds and access to help are given in line with need. Anybody in financial hardship is welcome and is treated with respect and courtesy. 

The foodbank can be contacted on 07795 491154 and more information is available on their website https://hunstantondistrict.foodbank.org.uk/

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