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The 2021 NWN Over 80s' Parcel Fund, supported by Greenham Trust, has been officially launched



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‘The Tea and Tobacco Fund this year beat all records”…“No 99” was one of the happiest households in the Newbury district on Christmas day.’

If you had been receiving a Newbury Weekly News food parcel 100 years ago it would have contained either a tin of tea or tobacco.

Times have definitely changed and on Tuesday we launched the Parcel Fund for the 125th time!

NWN Over 80s' Parcel Fund co-ordinator Jo Fulker, Jill Owen and Louise James from Greenham Trust, Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Carol Irwin, Sainsbury’s store manager Andy Meechan, Newbury mayor Billy Drummond, Greenham Common chief executive Chris Boulton and Newbury Weekly News editor Andy Murrill
NWN Over 80s' Parcel Fund co-ordinator Jo Fulker, Jill Owen and Louise James from Greenham Trust, Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Carol Irwin, Sainsbury’s store manager Andy Meechan, Newbury mayor Billy Drummond, Greenham Common chief executive Chris Boulton and Newbury Weekly News editor Andy Murrill

This year thanks go to Greenham Trust our main sponsor, which is helping us to reach the funding needed for of the delivery of nearly 2,000 food parcels again, like we do each year.

The parcel is given purely to thank the elderly residents in West Berkshire for everything they have done during their lifetime.

The parcels go out to anyone aged 80 or over, living in Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford or many of the surrounding villages, who we have been told about, purely to wish them a happy Christmas from their local community and make them feel remembered.

Chris Boulton and NWN editor Andy Murrill mark the Grrenham Trust's support for the Over 80s' Parcel Fund
Chris Boulton and NWN editor Andy Murrill mark the Grrenham Trust's support for the Over 80s' Parcel Fund

To add a name of a person for this year’s parcels, who of course is over the age of 80 and lives in Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham or the surrounding villages, or to remove a name of someone who no longer requires a parcel, please email jo.fulker@newburynews.co.uk with the person’s name, address and date of birth.

Fundraising has also already started being organised and we have a coffee morning, and quiz night for sports enthusiasts coming up soon.

The Newbury Weekly News is calling on all West Berkshire’s generous individuals, schools, businesses and community groups to join in our fundraising events or to organise their own.

If you have any ideas for fundraising, please contact Jo Fulker at jo.fulker@newburynews.co.uk so we can publicise the event for you.

Money has already started to come in to our funds and we would like to thank Rivar Ltd, Jones Robinson and the Town and Manor of Hungerford very much for starting the fundraising.

This year also, if you donate through The Good Exchange your money will be doubled by Greenham Trust.

Every £1 donated or raised by the public or local businesses and paid in via the fundraising appeal on The Good Exchange platform (up to £5,000) will be matched.

Please donate here: https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/19160/newbury-weekly-news/newbury-news-over-80s-parcel-fund-2021

Alternatively, please send other donations for the attention of Jo Fulker, and post to Newbury Weekly News, Faraday Road, Newbury RG14 2DW.

To keep abreast of the latest news, see the Newbury Weekly News each week until Christmas.

As the Parcel Fund has been running now for more than 100 years – long may it continue!



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