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Shrewsbury Squad Donate to Food Bank

12 December 2022


Shrewsbury Squad Donate to Food Bank

12 December 2022

Shrewsbury players have dipped into their pockets to make a sizeable donation to a food bank working to help people in need this Christmas.

Elliott Bennett has donated to a food bank in his hometown of Telford for the past 10 years.

But as well as supporting food projects there, the 33-year-old decided to organise a whip-round among the Town squad to support the Barnabas Community Project.

Each year, the project runs a campaign to provide Christmas dinners and gifts for households in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. 

After collecting money from the squad, Elliott teamed up with George Nurse and headed to the Lidl supermarket next to Montgomery Waters Meadow. The pair then did a big shop that will hopefully help spread some joy to families in need this Christmas.

Elliott said:

"My wife and I always donate to a food bank in Telford at Christmas - we started doing that two days before we got married which will actually be 10 years this June.

"I know the festive period can be really tough for families on low incomes so we'll do that again this year.

"But with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, I thought I'd ask the lads to have a whip-round so we could also support a food bank in Shrewsbury.

"They were all really keen to help so then it was up to me and George Nurse to go and do a big shop.

"Hopefully we did a good job and what we bought will help families in need this Christmas."


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