Doncaster duo start food collection for local food bank to help people affected by devastating floods

A kind-hearted duo have started collecting food donations to help the victims of the devastating Doncaster floods this Christmas.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 8:00 am
Updated Saturday, 21st December 2019, 8:10 am

Shelley O’Dowd and Shellie Brewster of Sparkle and Shine Cleaning Service, have decided to spread Christmas cheer by collecting food for a local food bank.

Shelley said: “We noticed that people were struggling, especially after the floods.

“We felt it was important to give back to our community.

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Shelley and Shellie owners of Sparkle and Shine.

“It’s such a shame at this time of year to see people going without, to see parents that can’t afford food for their children.”

The cleaning duo used their social media following on Instagram and Facebook to send out a plea for donations and food for the Christ Church food bank on Thorne Road.

They have managed to donate 103.6kg of food which will make 225 meals for people who use the food bank.

Shelley and Shellie food donation.

“We’ve found that it’s people who don’t have much who are the ones who want to help the most,” Shelley said.

“We’ve had people on universal credit donating and it’s been really heartwarming to see.

“We would love if the local community came together this Christmas to help those less fortunate.”

The pair ask that you contact them directly via social media to make a donation or to arrange a food collection - you can find their information here.

Shelley and Shellie collection.

Items that are in high demand this festive season are: soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, lentils, tea, coffee and tinned fruit.