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South Shields Scouts help food appeal

RALLYING ROUND ... youngsters from the 23rd Scout Group in Biddick Hall hand over food parcels they have collected for charity Hospitality and Hope. Centre, deputy mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham.

RALLYING ROUND ... youngsters from the 23rd Scout Group in Biddick Hall hand over food parcels they have collected for charity Hospitality and Hope. Centre, deputy mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham.

KIND-hearted youngsters have shown their generous side by collecting food for charity.

Members of the 23rd Scout Group, based in Biddick Hall, have been out and about gathering tins and packets.

The donations have been turned into food hampers and have now been handed over to the Hospitality and Hope charity, which runs a food bank for families in need.

Kelly Warren, a scout parent who suggested the youngsters collect for the charity, said: “I’d heard about the food bank and I knew the group were looking to do something to earn their community badges, so suggested they collected food to make into hampers.

“They all worked really hard and I’m really proud at how much they have collected. They are only a small group, so what they have done is amazing.”

The food hampers were taken to Brinkburn Community Centre where they were presented to the Deputy Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham.

She said: “I just want to thank these young people for what they have done.

“It’s great to see them getting involved and doing something positive for their community.

“What they have donated to the food bank will go a long way in making sure those who would struggle to have food on the table will have something to eat this Christmas.”

The Scout Group holds its Beavers Club on a Tuesdays, from 6pm to 8pm, and Scouts on Wednesdayss from 6pm to 8pm, at its base in Cobbett Crescent, Biddick Hall.

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