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Academy families contribute to All Saints' Academy festive food bank

18 December 2020

Families from the Cheltenham Town Academy have helped contribute towards a food bank that will support those who need a little extra help this Christmas around Cheltenham.

Players and families from the club's youth set-up have come together to take part in a collection alongside partner organisation All Saints' Academy for the food banks being ran out of the Springbank Community Centre and Cheltenham YMCA.

On Monday Academy Manager Antoine Thompson visited All Saints' to drop off a huge amount of contributions on behalf of the club and academy that will go a long way to helping those who need it at this time of year.

Parents and pupils at All Saints' had also created their own collection with special hampers that will be distributed this Christmas.

The Springbank Community Food Bank has been set up by local volunteers in response to the demand created by the coronavirus crisis. It runs out of the Springbank Community Resource Centre and has been supporting families in the west of Cheltenham, as well as other parts of the town.

Cheltenham YMCA has been a major provider of accommodation, sports facilities and youth work for more than 160 years. With its head office based on Vittoria Walk in the town centre, it's an independent local charity working to support the local community.

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone from the Academy who contributed to the food bank collection and to All Saints' for including us as part of their collection.

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