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Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:03 pm

A reminder that our first foodbank collection will take place next Saturday, starting at 2.30pm before the Leicester game. We'll be set up next to the Park Information Centre just after Endeavour Square, on the way in to the LS from Stratford Station / Westfield Shopping City. We're collecting for Newham Foodbank in Beckton. LS185 have given us this game to run as a trial and if this goes ok then we get the green light to collect before every first team game for as long as we are needed. If anyone is going to the Supporters Club AGM at the Last Drop at 12, I'll be there to pick up any donations.

The items that the foodbank need urgently are UHT milk, custard powder, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish/meat, cereals and biscuits.

If you are coming to the game please slip a tin in your pocket on the way in and help the Newham community. We'll have a foodbank banner up at the site and we'll be wearing the fetching hi-vis jackets. A couple of staff from the foodbank will be with us to chat with. We've had some great positive press coverage on CNN last week and in the Newham Recorder this week, and massive thanks to Geo and Gonzo from Hammers Chat for supporting us, and for their video posted a few days ago. If anyone wants to volunteer to stand with us for an hour or so then please DM me. We're on Twitter at @IFoodbanks if anyone wants to follow us for updates.

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week :crest:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Samba » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:47 am

NorthernIron wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:03 pm
A reminder that our first foodbank collection will take place next Saturday, starting at 2.30pm before the Leicester game. We'll be set up next to the Park Information Centre just after Endeavour Square, on the way in to the LS from Stratford Station / Westfield Shopping City.
Looking forward to meeting some of you next week :crest:
A wonderful idea, N'Iron. Well done. :thup:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by BondsoBob » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:53 am

I wonder if Karen will be contributing any thing? :?
After all, she voted for the tax credits cut that have pushed a lot of people into poverty and reliance on food banks. :cry:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Up the Junction » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:01 pm

New foodbank scheme launches - your help needed
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=134146

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Post by Up the Junction » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:01 pm

NorthernIron, have you got my number? Would like to speak to you about this.

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Post by Rocket » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:05 pm

Glad to see this finally off the ground, I hope it's a success.

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Post by Big George » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:15 pm

Good luck NI...

I'll drop by with a bag :crest:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:27 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:01 pm
NorthernIron, have you got my number? Would like to speak to you about this.
Thanks greatly for the feature boss.

I've just DM'd you :thup:

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Post by joeyboy » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:41 pm

Fantastic stuff. I’m away for the next two home games but will be contributing thereafter!

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Post by Up the Junction » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:49 pm

NorthernIron wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:27 pm
I've just DM'd you :thup:
Thanks... Have replied!

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:58 pm

joeyboy wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Fantastic stuff. I’m away for the next two home games but will be contributing thereafter!
That's ace JB :thup:

We won't be doing anything for the Bournemouth game as it's too soon to get the permission from LS185, but we've already spoken with them about the Everton game on 18th January, so Saturday hopefully is just a formality to view the logistics, H&S etc to allow us to continue at all first team games.

The Everton game will bring plenty of interest as Dave Kelly from Blue Union, one of the founders of Fans Supporting Foodbanks, will be along to make a donation on behalf of their fans. Dave and Ian Byrne MP from Spirit of Shankly have been very helpful in getting our project off the ground.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Big George wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Good luck NI...

I'll drop by with a bag :crest:
Thanks mate :thup:

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Post by mushy » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:29 pm

NorthernIron,
Great scheme and very well done for starting it up.
Are you the same guy that runs the food bank in Beckton?

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:17 pm

mushy wrote:
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NorthernIron,
Great scheme and very well done for starting it up.
Are you the same guy that runs the food bank in Beckton?
Not me. Joel is the guy who runs the Newham Foodbank on Tollgate Road, Beckton.

He'll be there with us on Saturday.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:38 pm

Very humbling for us to earn a mention in the ex-Rev's Christmas message, many thanks :thup:

A couple of updates:

1. The Supporters' Club has kindly offered to support our efforts. Whilst we won't be allowed to set up at our designated collection point before 2.30pm, anyone planning to donate and attend the AGM at 1pm can take donations to the Last Drop and I'll pick them up from there.

2. Sky News will be visiting Goodison Park tomorrow to report on their annual homeless Christmas dinner. There will be a discussion on foodbanks and football fan involvement and I'm told that Irons Supporting Foodbanks will be getting a mention.

Thanks for all your positive comments and support :crest:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:20 pm

I'm very pleased to confirm that the club is supporting our foodbank initiative, and will be promoting the event(s) across their media channels.

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by Phil S » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:09 pm

any chance that this can be made a sticky please UTJ?

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:27 am

I just had to share this:

https://twitter.com/ADMusgrove/status/1 ... 93057?s=20

Almost £6800 collected in cash at the Geordie foodbank before last Saturday's game :thup:

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Re: Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Post by NorthernIron » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:23 pm

I'm pleased to advise that the boss will be one of our volunteers collecting at the foodbank collection point on Saturday :thup:

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