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Photographers focus on giving to King’s Lynn Food Bank

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Photographic club members amongst their donation to the food bank with, second right, food bank project co-ordinator, Kevan Crane.  Members, from left Paul Kendal, Arienne Jonas, Ian Drury, Brian Adamson, Tracey Robinson, Dee Adamson and Denver Jonas

KINGS LYNN FOOD BANK Photographic club members amongst their donation to the food bank with, second right, food bank project co-ordinator, Kevan Crane. Members, from left Paul Kendal, Arienne Jonas, Ian Drury, Brian Adamson, Tracey Robinson, Dee Adamson and Denver Jonas

It was smiles all round when a group of amateur photographers handed over four trolleys-worth of supplies to the King’s Lynn Food Bank.

Members of the King’s Lynn Photography Group had been offering their skills to local businesses and events organisers in exchange for donations to be spent on food, toiletries and vital supplies for the charity this festive period.

Tracey Robinson, founder of the group, said: “It was a great feeling to do something for others and it will feel amazing on Christmas Day to 
know that less fortunate families will be able to enjoy a little luxury thanks to our hard work.

“The members all thoroughly enjoyed it and it was such a great achievement for them.”

Despite only starting up the fundraising project a couple of months ago, the group managed to raise a total of £350, with a further £20 donated by Lynn’s Morrisons store, where the group did their shopping.

Tracey said: “We managed to fill four trolleys with all sorts, tins of beans and meats, chocolates, toiletries and nappies for babies and Christmas bits.

“I’d like to thank members of the 42F Squadron ATC who helped us pack everything into bags, and to the staff at Morrisons who helped us.

“We took everything to Kevan Crane at the Food Bank and he was really pleased to see how much we had brought with us.”

Mr Crane, project co-ordinator for the food bank, said: “It was an amazing amount that the group managed to raise and we are just so grateful for their donation.

“They had put so much thought into what they bought with the money and the items will go into making some lovely hampers to help make some people’s Christmas a little brighter.

“It really is great that local groups are willing to get involved like this.”

The group had already decided that they will be supporting West Norfolk’s Reach For A Star, offering aid to sick children and their families in a time of crisis.

Tracey said: “They do such good work and our members voted to support them for 2014.

“We’re offering cheap photography work for businesses, great experience for our photographers and helping support charity at the same time.

“It’s a win for everyone.”

The group are holding an open day in the new Community Room at Hardwick Tesco on Sunday, January 12, from 11am to 1pm.

Tracey said: “It’s a chance for anyone who is interested in photography, or who might have received a camera for Christmas, to come along and ask about what we do and how they can get involved.

“This is ahead of the first meeting on Tuesday, January 14, when the group starts back for fortnightly meetings.”

 

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