SLOUGH Foodbank were given £4,000 this month to support its services over the Christmas period.

The FAA Charity Committee, which raised the funds from several events, presented the cheque to the foodbank’s deputy manager, Bev Kindred, to give them a helping hand.

The foodbank has provided both food and winter fuel to those in need over festive season.

But the charity had already exceeded the budgeted amount due to high demand.

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Doug Kew, of FAA Charity Committee, said: “No one should be in the position where they don’t have enough money to be able to eat, but that’s not how things are at the moment, so thankfully the Slough Foodbank, and others like it provide people with essential support to help them get by.”

The FAA Charity Committee is made up of Slough-based representatives from Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium, Presstek Ltd, 4 Square Services Ltd, Glassbox Facades Ltd and Nuevo Home.

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Mr Kew added: “We are proud as a business to be involved in community activities and fundraising, and although the pandemic has meant that the past year has been quieter than usual on that front, it’s great to be able to present this cheque for funds we have raised from previous activities.”