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Edward Road residents collect food and toys for Nottingham Foodbank

The Himmah foodbank in Radford has witnessed almost a five-fold increase in demand for its food over the past month.

A combination of the reduction in tax credits, a new COVID variant, and rising prices has meant many people including working families are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas.

The residents of Edward Road in West Bridgford decided to do a collection to help out.

Not only was food collected, but gifts, toys, and a huge collection of teddy bears.

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Gaye Flounders delivered the food this week and was warmly welcomed by the staff at the Himmah foodbank.

She said: ‘I was delighted that so many people had donated so generously from Edward Road, the residents have been so generous.

Sajid Mohamed, Director of the foodbank said: ‘This has been an enormous help, especially all the presents. It is amazing that the food collected was such a huge amount and we estimate it will help over 25 families this Christmas.

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