Having listened to Mr Griffin, Party Chairman, talk about ways to help local people at the recent Organisers’ Conference, Kay Pollitt from Tameside has decided to lead the way in Greater Manchester and is setting up a new initiative to convert old clothes into food parcels.
After the monthly meeting in Tameside, Kay spoke with the activists and it was decided to create a very simple local leaflet, asking households for unwanted rags and clothes, which could be sold to make money, to supply aid to the most needy in the local community: OAPs, ex-military and parents with young children.
Local activists delivered the first 500 leaflets to “test the waters” and see what the response would be, and - almost unbelievably - within the first day, we had six people who wanted to help us out.
One person donated £20 towards food, a couple gave us clothes to trade in for cash, one person gave us food to help, and another person gave us warm blankets to give to OAPs who were finding it hard to heat their homes because of rising fuel bills.
Kay Pollitt tells the website, “It was very easy to set up and get off the ground. It’s a very simple leaflet and when targeted at the correct estates, you will get a fantastic response.
“I would like readers to note, not one single penny will be going to the branch, we have set up a separate account with petty cash books and we will be offering full transparency to anyone who suggests we are “swindling” for the party.
“Also, a big thank you to the activists who are now rolling this out across the whole of Tameside. We are now waiting on calls asking for help, and we will come round with a food parcel”, Kay concluded.
If you live in Tameside and would like to receive a food parcel then contact Kay on 07909674006 or email Tameside@bnp.org.uk Letters of support or donations also can be sent to BNP PO Box 16, Salford, M6 7PT
Gary Tumulty, Acting North West Regional Organiser
PO Box 16,
Salford, M6 7PT