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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Our foodbank campaign has won the backing of rock band Dodgy, who have recorded charity single to raise money for foodbanks this Christmas.
The band, who had five top-20 singles in the mid-90s, including the No.4 hit Good Enough in 1996, are donating all the proceeds from ‘Christmas at the Foodbank’ to the Trussell Trust, the charity behind Norfolk’s network of foodbanks.
Drummer Matthew Priest said the band was supporting our campaign, and others like it across the country.
“I’m glad that it’s had a good reaction, and that a lot of people have responded to it,” he said.
“People have been reminded what Christmas is about: looking after each other. But it is disgusting that it has to happen in the modern-day UK.”
The Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press’s foodbank appeal has seen more than 10 tonnes of food being donated to Norwich Foodbank – all of which will go towards feeding families and individuals unable to put food on the table.
Mr Priest said that broader debate over foodbanks and those dependent on them had been warped by national newspaper reports of people exploiting the benefits system.
“These negative things are just a horrible misrepresentation of what it’s like for poor people,” he said.
“It’s great that the Trussell Trust is calling the government out and demanding a debate.”
Christmas at the Foodbank can be downloaded from iTunes by clicking here.