Tigers hail successful food drive for local community

Tom Watkins, Doug Clarkson and Jason Silverthorn with the donations made by Telford Tigers in their recent food drive (PHOTO: Telford Tigers)

Telford Tigers have declared their food drive in aid of Telford Crisis Support a huge success after fans of their two NIHL teams donated in their droves.

Fans were asked to bring food items and hygiene products for the three games involving the two Tigers teams in the first weekend of January and they responded with hundreds of different items that will help the Crisis Support in ensuring people and their families don’t go without basic essentials.

Tom Watkins, the Tigers GM, extended his thanks to those who helped out and highlighted the importance of the link between the club and their local area.

“Every year we try and do our bit for various different community projects and we very much rely on volunteers to help run the Tigers,” he said.

“The Tigers have been a big part of the local community for over 30 years and community spirit is very important to us all at the club.  When we can help support others in our local area we are more than happy to help.

“We are very grateful to our fantastic fans and players who donated to such a worthy cause.”

Telford Crisis Support Foodbank has been in operation for the past five years and has provided food parcels for individuals and families all over Telford.

In 2018, they received just under 3,027 referrals from social services, homeless charities, NHS,  and schools, just to name a few, to provide a total of 5,629 meals for people in need.

If you would like to donate to Telford Crisis Support, check out their website here.

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