Mayor backs festive gift campaign

Liverpool’s Mayor is urging people to back a festive gift campaign by North Liverpool Foodbank in aid of needy families.

They are holding a Big Coffee Morning at St Andrew’s Church on Adshead Road in Clubmoor on Wednesday 26 November from 10am – 12 noon, which will be attended by Joe Anderson.

People are being asked to bring along gifts which will be distributed to local families in time for Christmas.

North Liverpool Foodbank recently benefited from a £10,000 donation from the Mayor’s Hope Fund, which is aimed at relieving poverty in the city, and were also given funding to purchase a van to transport food and other goods across the city.

Julie-Anne Wanless, St Andrew’s Community Network Manager, said: “We’d really love people to come along on Wednesday and have a cup of coffee and some cake with us, find out more about what we do and also make a donation that will support a needy family. The gifts really do not need to be expensive, just something as simple as socks, a toy or toiletries will make a big difference to the lives of local people this festive season.”

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “North Liverpool Foodbank does amazing work supporting families hit hard by the austerity measures and welfare reforms. I am really pleased that we have been able to support them through the Hope Fund, and I would urge people to donate to their festive appeal and make sure that local people have a better Christmas.”

For more information about The Mayor’s Hope Fund, visit http://themayorshopefund.org.uk