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Hundreds of Christmas food bags handed out in Sheffield

Food bags at Firth Park's Brushes Tara:  from left, Tracey Kerrigan, Mick Daniels, Linda Daniels and Michael Kerrigan; front, Michael Kerrigan senior.

Food bags at Firth Park's Brushes Tara: from left, Tracey Kerrigan, Mick Daniels, Linda Daniels and Michael Kerrigan; front, Michael Kerrigan senior.

No-one should go without a hot meal this Christmas – that is the ethos behind a Sheffield community group.

Brushes Tenants and Residents Association, Firth Park, is on a mission to spread goodwill to all men, women and children.

Association members have filled 468 bags with soup, pasta, crackers, biscuits and other foods to warm cockles – and hearts – in the countdown to Christmas.

Cash to fund the festive treat comes from the 10p levy council tenants pay to Tara funds each week.

With a pot of money left over this year, the committee decided to bring basic supplies to the doorstep of the community, to ensure their cupboards were stocked.

Mick Daniels, Brushes Tara chairman, said: “At first we were going to deliver goodie bags to housebound people, but it was hard finding out exactly where everyone lived.

“In the end, I decided everybody should get a goodie bag. No-one should go without a hot meal at Christmas.

“We had a little left over. It’s the levy-payers money so it should go back to them in some way.”

Hundreds of bags will be delivered by volunteers this week.

Mick, who is based at the Tara centre in Hucklow Road, said: “We’ve done it all ourselves.

“The rooms are overflowing with bags.”

 

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