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GOOD DEEDS: Mum and daughter from Garston collect food for people in need

 Published on: 22nd December 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston mum and daughter have spent their lockdown time collecting food for St Helens Church.

Jane Docherty and her daughter Isabella decided to stop the lockdown boredom and collect food to help people in need.

Speaking to GarstonNews, Jane said: “It all started back in April. We really didn’t think it was anything big, or how long it would last! We posted to two local groups if anyone would like to donate a tin or two, then we would collect it.

“Well, it just went from there! Every week we collect – Isabella insists I stay in the car. Which has been amusing seeing this little eight-year-old struggling with bags filled with food! But she is very independent and determined.

“She has grown in confidence ringing people’s doorbells and saying ’collecting for the food bank’ she loves it.”

Jane said the community has been amazing.

She mentioned: “I tell them how lucky we feel to be part of such a generous community! Every week we take a picture of the donations and send it to all of the groups. We thought it was a good idea for people to see how much we collected. 

“Now I think people love seeing Isabella’s little face beaming her head off. Isabella’s nickname is my “Little Legs” so when I post updates everyone knows her as that.”

Their last collection will be on December 23, they will continue again after Christmas.

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