22 April 2024

Double donation chance as Big Easter Appeal ramps up

There are two chances to make a donation to Salisbury Radio’s Big Easter Appeal this weekend as the campaign ramps up.

Salisbury Radio will be at Tesco Extra on Southampton Road and Salisbury FC’s Ray Mac stadium this week to collect items for our local foodbank and community pantries.

You can join Craig Hicks and a team of volunteers at Tesco Extra between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday as they encourage shoppers to help where they can. We ask shoppers to add an extra item or more to their shop to donate to the Big Easter Appeal.

Also on Saturday, Andy Munns will be at the Ray Mac ahead of Salisbury FC’s big home game against Merthyr Town collecting donations as supporters are asked to ‘Bring a tin to the Match’ if they can. You’ll find the team of volunteers near the A&B turnstiles.

There will also be a half-time bucket collection, the money from which will go to purchasing more items from the ‘shopping list’.

The Big Easter Appeal is partnering with Salisbury Foodbankwhich helps facilitate multiple foodbanks across the area, including Amesbury, Downton, and Durrington, as well as in Salisbury. It will also support Salisbury Pantry and Old Sarum & Longhedge Community Pantry.

The organisations are struggling to meet increasing demands with record numbers of people using their services and donations falling; things are reaching a critical point.

Between them, they support hundreds of households across the area every week.

You can also make a financial donation here if you are unable to get to any of the donations – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/salisburyradioeaster

You can also take donations to the following locations before Thursday 21st March:

  • Salisbury & South Wilts Physio on Wilton Road at the Salisbury & South Wilts Sports Club.
  • Salisbury Medical Practice on Wilton Road
  • St Mark’s Church in Salisbury
  • St Andrew’s Church in Laverstock
  • Salisbury Foodbank on Churchfields
  • Girls Love Fit, and Kids Love Fit are also accepting donations at their face-to-face classes.

There are also several schools collecting across the area.

Whatever you can spare will help put food on the table of a struggling family. If you can help, please do.

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns