Charity does great work but I would love to see it closed, says Observer

Independent columnist Observer praises the work of Uckfield Foodbank but hopes that one day it will close its doors through a lack of “business”. The column also looks at some unlikely football heroes.

Here’s a headline I would love to see on

Uckfield Foodbank closed – no customers in the past six months

We are a long way from that I fear, with 578 people helped in the last year.

As the Foodbank manager, Sharon Burt, pointed out 578 is not just a number – these are real people, real families, real children; all from Uckfield and surrounds.

She added: “More needs to be done so we can continue to see the need for the foodbank decline.”

Hear, hear.

Nearly a half of the people helped were those having problems in receiving benefits.

I’ve said before that’s a scandal and I say it again.

In the meantime folks, keep supporting the Foodbank and its appeals for donations. Uckfield is going to need it.

And let the community say thank you to those who run Uckfield Foodbank for what is still a necessary job.

Well done to you all.

Another football surprise

Leicester winning football’s Premier League is one of the biggest upsets of all time – if you believe some commentators.

Apparently the odds on that happening were 5,000 to 1 – roughly the same for finding Elvis working down at the chip shop.

On a more local level, it’s pretty amazing that Ridgewood FC have completed a Mid Sussex League treble with the Division Six title, the Parsons Challenge Cup and the Malins Challenge Cup.

Who would have guessed that Ridgewood is the hotbed of local football?

See also:

John Lewis distribution centre takes shape

Uckfield police station may stay open

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