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Food For Thought

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16:55 21st October 2013

Supporters respond in great fashion for local initiative

JUST UNDER a thousand pounds worth of food was donated by supporters when Stoke City ran a Foodbank collection day last week.

The fantastic figure was raised when Pottermus and members of the Community Trust set up at the Tesco Extra store in Hanley on Friday.

Highlights on the day included Harpfields Primary School donating £200 to spend on stock for the Foodbank after taking part in fundraising initiatives of their own.

The Club's Community Fund will now double the total amount, meaning dozens more local people will be helped out by this important initiative.

It was the first time that Stoke City have been involved with the project and Head of Community Adrian Hurst is thankful to those people who have made a donation.

"We were delighted with the response and yet again our fans have demonstrated their support for another worthy community project," he said.

"It's the first time that Stoke City Football Club have been involved in this type of event and we're grateful that we've been able to work with Tesco on this particular project."

Ray Burge, Store Manager for Tesco Extra in Hanley, added, "We've been working with Foodbank on a number of different projects and we were delighted that football supporters across the City donated items to Foodbank, which provides a vital service throughout North Staffordshire."

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