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Call for residents to throw a tea party to help raise funds to support foodbanks


WARRINGTON residents are being urged to throw a tea party and brew up a bumper donation, in support of anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust which helps support eight foodbanks in the town.

Tea for Trussell is an opportunity for friends, families and colleagues to get together over a cuppa and cake – to help raise vital funds and end the need for food banks in the UK.

Fundraisers can choose to host an event at home with their nearest and dearest or raise their mugs virtually with loved ones – whatever is your cup of tea!
The official dates for Tea for Trussell are Monday 21 June – Sunday 4 July, but people can hold their tea party whenever and wherever suits them.
From superstar cake-makers to those who prefer to buy their baked goods – Tea for Trussell is a fun way for groups to come together over a brew and a bite to eat, while making a difference to thousands of people in crisis.
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of more than 1,300 food bank centres – including eight food bank centres in Warrington – which provides emergency food to people locked in poverty and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
The Trussell Trust’s food bank centres in the North West handed out 11,377 emergency food parcels to people facing crisis in the local area between April 2020 and March 2021. This is an increase on the previous year when 8,773 parcels were provided.
But with the help of supporters across Warrington, the Trussell Trust is determined to create a future where no one in the UK needs to use a food bank. All funds raised from Tea for Trussell events will help the charity work towards its vision of a country where everyone can afford the essentials in life.
Kate Merrifield, events engagement manager at the Trussell Trust, said: “Hosting your own Tea for Trussell tea party is a brilliant way to bring friends, families and colleagues together this summer, while raising vital funds to end the need for food banks.
“We all know that some of the best conversations happen over brew – which is why a cup of tea is also at the heart of our food bank network. The warm welcome of a cuppa has the power to spark conversation and offer support to people coming into the food bank, while helping to uncover and address the underlying issues of poverty.
“It’s not right that any of us need to use a food bank but we know that this can change. That’s why we’re urging everyone in Warrington to put the kettle on and get their loved ones involved in this exciting event.
“Whether you prefer your tea milky or black, with sugar or without, builders’ brew or a masala chai – anything goes, as long as you’re having fun! Now is the perfect time to raise both a cuppa and donations, so that together we can build a hunger-free future.”
Get your free fundraising pack full of top tips and recipes at: trusselltrust.org/teafortrussell


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