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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:20 pm

I was pleased to get the chance before our last game to talk pitchside about what we do in Newham. I think I was able to calm Ben Mundy's interview nerves, it was all done so quickly but I'm sure I remembered to thank UTJ and you folks on this forum for the support you give us. We'll be back collecting at the usual place tomorrow by the benches near the Aquatics Centre from 11 am for the Man U game.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Just an update that we've been able to secure a few 100 new winter coats from Arriva which are being distributed to Newham homeless. Umbro Manchester have also been in touch with Liam at Trans Pennine Irons and as a result we've secured a carload of sports equipment including 18 footballs, 70 pairs of trainers/boots, Irons and kids baby kits, tracksuits plus generic sports wear. The baby kits have gone off to the Magpie Project Refuge in Manor Park, and the sports gear is being delivered to the AAA Zone Arc in The Park in Canning Town next Saturday. Umbro will be making regular sportswear donations to us.

Thanks in advance COYI :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Big George » Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:21 am

Restaurant open opposite where Northern Iron does his collections. https://www.haugen-restaurant.com/menus/

Bring an extra tin tomorrow.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:03 pm

Igor_E7 wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:39 pm
I'll leave some rice and pasta with you tomorrow, thanks for your work!
Thanks Igor for another donation to the foodbank last Sunday. Good to chat with you.

Newham Foodbank still counting the cash collected before the game, but with the previous games added, there must be £700-£800 in donations for Newham Foodbank, plus over 100 kg in food. Two lads from MUFC dropped off a bag of groceries for us; we dropped off a bag for their foodbanks before last night's game.

We'll be back again collecting next Thursday before the Europa League game, same place.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Igor_E7 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:42 am

Big pleasure it was to have a chat with you! See you on Thursday! :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:17 pm

We'll be back collecting at the usual place tomorrow by the benches near the Aquatics Centre from 5pm for the Rapid Wien game.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:15 pm

Great to see the support from KUMB posters at Thursday's game, thanks for your donations.

We'll be back tomorrow just after 11am at the usual place for a couple of hours. If anyone fancies shaking a bucket with us for half an hour or so then please get in touch.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:19 pm

We'll be back tomorrow from 5pm at the usual place for a couple of hours. If anyone fancies shaking a bucket with us for half an hour or so then please get in touch.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:15 am

Thank you to the folks who donated to our collections last Thursday. We'll be back later today from 11am at the usual place for a couple of hours. If anyone fancies shaking a bucket with us for half an hour or so then please get in touch. Our QR code shinys are also now on the boats and in the Supporters Club for anyone not carrying cash these days and feeling techie.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:36 am

Thank you to the folks who donated to our collections on Sunday. We'll be back later today from 5pm at the usual place for a couple of hours. If anyone fancies shaking a bucket with us for half an hour or so then please get in touch, we had a new volunteer who joined us which made a difference.

Our QR code super shinys are also now on the boats and in the Supporters Club for anyone not carrying cash these days and feeling techie.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:24 pm

Thanks to everyone who donated to the foodbank appeal on Wednesday night. We collected about 50kg of food and approx £200 including some donations from Man City fans and extra food from the boat regulars.

Whilst I was waiting for the foodbank gear to arrive Bill Gardner walked past and came over to sit for a chat. We talked about his book and his life and he asked about what we were doing. After I told him we were also supporting Newham kids and the homeless, he says 'I was homeless once, I'll collect with you'.

Fair do's Bill stood there for half an hour shaking a bucket for us and says he'll come and do it again. :clap:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:30 pm

Good on you both :newthumb:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:26 pm

Thank you to the folks who donated to our recent collections. 80 kilos of food and just under £400 donated over the last 2 games. We'll be back on Sunday from 1.30pm at the usual place for 3 of hours. If anyone fancies shaking a bucket with us for half an hour or so then please get in touch, we had a new volunteer who joined us which made a difference.

Our QR code super shinys are also now on the boats and in the Supporters Club for anyone not carrying cash these days and feeling techie.

Riverside School Barking 6th formers are trying to win us £1000 through a schools First Give community project, and we'll have a few of the students observing with us tomorrow. We're also told to expect donations from the LFC Red Indians and Spirit of Shankly.

These are the items that Newham Foodbank are short of:

UHT milk
pasta/rice
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
tinned meat/fish
juice
snacks

Thanks in advance :hamm:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:10 pm

We’re back on site again tomorrow from 5pm collecting for Newham Foodbank and the selection boxes for local kids.

At the last home game Riverside School 6th formers helped collect over £760, plus we received a generous donation of £501 from London-based LFC Red Indians.

The usual items needed for the Foodbank, thanks in advance :newthumb:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:09 pm

We’re back on site again tomorrow from 1030am collecting for Newham Foodbank and the selection boxes for local kids.

On Wednesday fans donated over £160 to the foodbank. If we can get over £240 tomorrow this will enable Newham Foodbank to buy £2,000-worth of necessities for distribution to the local community through the national foodbank supplier His Church. We hope that we can raise this amount for them every month.

The usual non-perishable items and toiletries needed for the Foodbank, thanks in advance :newthumb:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:08 am

We’re back on site again tonight from 5pm collecting for Newham Foodbank and the selection boxes for local kids.

Last Saturday fans donated over £200 to the foodbank with a similar amount donated through the QR codes in the club lounges. This now allows Newham Foodbank to buy £2,000-worth of necessities for distribution to the local community through the national foodbank supplier His Church. We hope that we can raise this amount for them every month. £20,000-worth of food necessities provided by West Ham fans over a season.

The usual non-perishable items and toiletries needed for the Foodbank, thanks in advance. Just one tin will make a difference and allow one local child to not go to bed hungry at night.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:30 pm

We’re back on site again tomorrow from 12 noon collecting for Newham Foodbank for the 3rd time this week.

At the last 2 games our fans and visitors donated over £550 to the foodbank. If we can get over £250 tomorrow this will enable Newham Foodbank to buy £4,000-worth of necessities for distribution to the local community through the national foodbank supplier His Church. The Moore'd boats will also be asking for foodbank items or a cash donation in lieu of the usual entrance payment.

After tomorrow's game London Stadium PA announcer and club historian Martin Godleman will be signing copies of his 2 books Our Days Are Few and We're West Ham United We Play On The Floor, covering events in our 2003-04 and 2011-12 seasons in the Supporters' Club at the Last Drop bar.

The books are being sold at half the usual £10 price with all proceeds to Irons Supporting Foodbanks.

The usual non-perishable items and toiletries needed for the Foodbank, thanks in advance :newthumb:

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