Good response to food parcel scheme

A BUXTON-BASED charity turned the tables on Saturday - by collecting items instead of selling them.

High Peak Nightstop held a stall outside Buxton Methodist Church to collect donations of tinned and dry food for their emergency food parcel scheme.

And organisers were delighted with the response from generous Buxtonians, as the charity had struggled to cope with a huge increase in the number of people needing emergency food parcels.

Charles Jolly, High Peak Nightstop Treasurer, said: “These are difficult times for many people. We want to say a really big ‘thank you’ to the warm-hearted people who have rallied round to support the hungry and homeless.”

Another collection will take place this Saturday, outside the United Reformed Church, Hardwick Square East, Buxton, between 10am and 4pm.

Anyone who can help organise a box for food donations can email hp.nightstop@gmx.co.uk.