Horsley Hill Amateur Boxing Club in South Shields donates huge food bank collection to Hospitality and Hope

An amateur boxing club has donated a huge food bank collection to a South Shields charity who help those most in need.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 10:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 11:11 am

Horsley Hill Amateur Boxing Club have collected food bank donations for the Hospitality and Hope charity who are based in South Shields.

Gary Sparkes, who runs the club at Temple Park Leisure Centre launched the fundraiser to help those struggling most.

The Hospitality and Hope charity provide a food bank, supported housing and wellbeing support for people across the whole of South Tyneside.

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Gary said: “We’ve helped out with charity events before now but nothing on this scale, I couldn’t believe how many donations we received.

"I was helping with a shoe box donation and thought about doing something for the little food banks in the area – I didn’t expect to get such a massive amount of support.”

The food bank was donated to the charity by members of the club yesterday, Monday, November 15 following the two week collection.

All food donations will be going to Hospitality & Hope, in South Shields.

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