Foxhall builders cook up a treat for food bank

Blakcpool fod bank has been helped by workers from Marcus Worthington adn Co. Stuart Bull (second left) and Neil Reid (second right) are joined by two other members of the Marcus Worthington food collection team, Luke Hodgkinson (right) and Mark Talbot (left).

Blakcpool fod bank has been helped by workers from Marcus Worthington adn Co. Stuart Bull (second left) and Neil Reid (second right) are joined by two other members of the Marcus Worthington food collection team, Luke Hodgkinson (right) and Mark Talbot (left).

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A Blackpool charity is toasting the generosity of staff at one of the region’s biggest building firms, Marcus Worthington.

Workers now constructing the new Foxhall Village housing development, at Rigby Road, organised a project in support of Blackpool Foodbank – and the food simply poured in.

Led by site manager Stuart Bull, the team spent a full fortnight collecting donations.

They gathered so much, in fact, that special transport had to be laid on to take the bulging bags to the charity’s main warehouse!

“I was out shopping a few weeks ago, noticed a Blackpool Foodbank 
awareness campaign and thought that maybe we could help,” explained Stuart.

“I put the idea to my colleagues, both on site and at the MW headquarters, and the response has been absolutely brilliant.”

The team went to great lengths … even bits of waste metal from around the site were thrown on to a skip and cashed in for scrap, with the money then used for a food shopping spree!

Neil Reid, chief trustee at Blackpool Foodbank, said: “It is a remarkable effort from everyone at Marcus Worthington, both on site in Blackpool and at the company’s base in Preston. We could hardly believe just how much had been collected and are immensely grateful.

“It will make a big difference to a lot of people – every single tin or packet really does count.”