Dunfermline Foodbank given stock boost thanks to six hour fitness challenge

A FITNESS group endured a six-hour train problem final weekend to assist donate a whole bunch of things to Dunfermline Foodbank.

Trainers Jules Hopkins and Gerry Flood, from Empower Fitness, ran 30-minute train classes constantly from 9am-3pm at Bellyeoman Park.

Around 25-30 girls who participate of their outside lessons have been concerned plus lots of their household and associates.

People have been inspired to donate meals and toiletries in help and an unimaginable 350kg value of donations for the Foodbank was collected on the day.

Jules stated: “As a neighborhood we determined we have been eager to provide one thing again and that is the place the concept of the charity day got here.

“We have been a bit shattered after six hours however had a lot of enjoyable and had video games for all of the household too comparable to sack races and hurdles!

“Obviously, a lot of household and associates of the group got here and donated however we additionally had others popping by who had discovered what we have been doing.

“We have been simply overwhelmed by the help we obtained and managed to fill my Audi property 4 occasions on Saturday! I used to be additionally again with a car-load to the Foodbank on Monday for a final run.

“It was nice for the women to really feel like they have been giving one thing again. We have been conscious that there was an enormous demand on the Foodbank as a result of lockdown.”

The health problem got here because the Press has launched our personal Foodbank attraction.

The pandemic has triggered the charity to provide out extra emergency parcels than it ever has earlier than – however meaning shares are at an all-time low.

That’s why we want your assist – so on July 1, we’ll be together with a Foodbank attraction bag in each version of the Press and asking our readers to fill it up as a lot as you’ll be able to, supported generously by AH Fireplace Installations Ltd, solicitors Basten Sneddon, and Gleaner.

Sandra Beveridge, who’s the challenge supervisor for the Dunfermline Foodbank, went to help the train problem on Saturday.

Jules added: “It was nice that Sandra got here alongside. She thanked us for our contributions and he or she was overwhelmed by the help we might acquired.

“Even simply elevating consciousness has been nice to do.

“An area baker made us a cake to have fun our efforts so we have been able to tuck into a few of that by 3pm!”

Dunfermline Press Foodbank Appeal: Donations will be dropped off at quite a few areas round West Fife together with outlets and foodbank centres.

The Trussell Trust’s glorious app in addition to their web site tells folks precisely what gadgets Dunfermline Foodbank is in pressing want of so it’s by no means been simpler so as to add a few gadgets to your store. Just seek for ‘Foodbank’ on app shops.

The Dunfermline Foodbank umbrella includes 5 centres throughout South West Fife, together with Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Benarty and Cowdenbeath.

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