Teenagers taking part in a National Citizen Service project will be out and about in Uckfield this week to raise awareness of how people can help the town’s foodbank.
They will be handing out leaflets and busking to raise money for the charity and any resources they need for their project.
Look out for them in Tesco, where they will be handing out ‘shopping lists’ of items Uckfield Foodbank needs right now, and on the town’s streets all day today and tomorrow and Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday they will be creating a mural – site not yet chosen – which they hope will help influence people to donate products even when they have finished the project.
The 15 to 17-year-olds have received support from Boots and Tesco and Green DIY has donated enough paint for the mural.
They have also launched a GoFundMe page called NCS Helps The Uckfield Foodbank where they have already raised £88 of a target £200.
One of the teenagers Beth Gumbrell told Uckfield News: “Together we chose to support the Uckfield Foodbank, not only because we see it as a worthy cause but also because one member of our group benefitted from a foodbank for six years, making this a cause that means a lot to us.
“We believe that there is not enough awareness within Uckfield regarding how people can help their community in the local foodbank.”
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