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Civil Service Strollers support local foodbank with donate at the gate collection

Civil Service Strollers are collecting food donations at their home game against Cumbernauld Colts on Saturday 23rd December.

All food donated will be given to the Muirhouse Community Shop foodbank.

Everyone at The Strollers is aware of the issues that face local people in north Edinburgh and the club want to do our bit to help in any way we can.

Anyone wishing to help will be able to donate at the gate at our game on the 23rd December.

The foodbank is currently in particular need of the following items:

Tinned Vegetables

UHT Milk

Sugar

Coffee / Tea

Pasta / Rice

Tinned Fruit

Civil’s community engagement officer, Karen Mitchell, said: “We are delighted to be helping the local foodbank.

“We know that people living in the area don’t always have enough food so that’s why we have decided to have the collection.

“Everyone in our club from our youth section right the way through to our first team are right behind this initiative and we hope we get lots of food donated.”

Robert Pearson, chairperson of TRIM, who run the Community Shop said: “We are grateful to everyone at Civil Service Strollers for their support in donating to our foodbank.

“We get inundated with requests for food, especially over the Christmas and New Year period so all the food that is donated will go to people within a matter of days.

“The shop may be closed over festive period but our Community shop phone and Facebook page will be manned daily between 9am and 6pm to assist those in need of food.

“People can also call us on 07914942026.

“Once again thanks to the Strollers for organising this.”

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