Firefighters and pupils donate to Foodbank

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Local organisations have been showcasing their charitable side in order to donate to Angus Foodbank over the Christmas period.

The Angus Foodbank requires over two tonnes of food donations a month to support the people of the county.

Pictured are the pupils and staff, together with the results of their endeavours. Staff members are, from the left, Pamela Manley (PT Social Subjects), Iain Downie (Foodbank Volunteer), Dr Cavanagh (Rector) and Anne Tulley (Foodbank Volunteer).

Pictured are the pupils and staff, together with the results of their endeavours. Staff members are, from the left, Pamela Manley (PT Social Subjects), Iain Downie (Foodbank Volunteer), Dr Cavanagh (Rector) and Anne Tulley (Foodbank Volunteer).

Firefighters at Brechin Community Fire Station handed over a donation just before Christmas to Angus Foodbank manager, Alf Collington.

Stephen Ferguson, crew manager, said: “This year the station decided to donate food and toiletries to the Angus Foodbank instead of sending Christmas cards.”

Crews from Montrose Community Fire Station followed suit, supporting both the Angus Foodbank and Tay FM’s Mission Christmas Appeal.

Watch Manager Mike Cassie explained: “The crews got together and decided not to send cards this year. Instead of just donating money to Tay FM Mission Christmas Appeal they also donated money to the local food bank, both extremely worthwhile causes.

Firefighters at Brechin hand over their donations to Alf from Angus Foodbank

Firefighters at Brechin hand over their donations to Alf from Angus Foodbank

“Crews have been very generous in their support and donations to both causes and we were able to purchase gifts for children, trying to provide a perfect Christmas for them, and donating £200 to the local foodbank”.

Some gifts were also donated by members of the public as all community fire stations in the Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross areas were drop-off points for this year’s Tay FM Mission Christmas Appeal (see page seven for more).

Pupils at Montrose Academy also pitched in to help donate food, following a school assembly earlier this year which highlighted the problems of food poverty in Britain. A number of senior pupils at set about collecting food for the needy.