03 Nov 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Clock Face Recreational Club set up a food bank after the club was forced to close as a consequence of the lockdown.
After coming up with the idea, the founders of the operation took to Facebook to offer help to anyone in isolation or at high risk. Within a couple of days, they became inundated with requests for help from all over St Helens and the team was able to distribute over 800 food parcels across the community.
As we not enter a second national lockdown, the club is once again providing meals to the most vulnerable people within the area.
Volunteer Debbie Hunt said: “We are more than happy to help out and support the community.
“The meals are made ready on demand. We have allocated slot times to choose from, and we will be cooking hearty meals Monday-Friday with pickup or delivery times available from 5.00pm – 7.30pm.
“One volunteer making those deliveries is Paul Gerrard at Bold Parish Council. Bold Parish Council is financially supporting this fantastic initiative, so that we can provide at least one meal to the vulnerable people within our community.
“On behalf of Clock Face Recreational Club I would like to thank Paul Fishwick & Christopher Hughes from Bold Parish Council for their financial donation, North West Miners Heritage Association, Morrison’s food store, Clare Wooder, Darren Kilshaw of Linpack Local, Ian Henson and Jim Howser.”
More donations of fresh produce are needed to keep this initiative running into the Christmas period. To arrange a meal or provide a donation, please call Craig Hunt on 07821 163693.