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DONATION HUBS: Oxhey Village Volunteers charity donations

 Published on: 15th February 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of volunteers from Oxhey village have donated over 876 kilos of food to Watford Food Bank and hundreds of bags of essential items to charities One Vision and New Hope.

The village volunteers have set up 15 residential food donation points across Bushey and Watford.

The volunteers are always looking for food donations as well as residents who are willing to become donation hubs themselves.

One of the volunteers, Colette O’Connor said: “The response has been brilliant. We weren’t sure what to expect but the donations that come through are outstanding. People are not just going through the back of their cupboards, they are adding to their shop each week. 

“We didn’t know whether people would be able to afford it. In the first week of January, we expected to be quiet but it was one of our busiest. We want to keep the momentum going as much as we can.

“I was furloughed in March, before that I had never been able to dedicate time to charity. I have got to know more of the community. To see the gratitude expressed from the charities and how generous everyone is with time and money is extremely rewarding.”

Deputy chair of One Vision Project, Liz Burns said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful donations that are so vital to assist One Vision in feeding those in need for the past 11 months”

Donations to the food collection points are requested by Wednesday evening, ready for delivery on Thursday mornings.

To volunteer your address as a donation hub contact colettemarymahoney@hotmail.co.uk

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