Helping Hands in the Sunshine

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:00
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Last weekend, a group of Young Nationalists were again involved in community outreach work, distributing food at the Harold Hill Food Bank.

This time the sun shone, in cheerful contrast to the previous occasion when food was distributed in blizzard conditions.
The team collect food from community donors, and then distribute it to people in need, in this case to the elderly people in Harold Hill.

Mark Jones, a Youth Organiser with the British National Party said, “We are pleased to be able, once again, to help the elderly in our community, many of whom do not find it easy to accept help.

We are delighted that they are coming to trust the British National Party and they know they can rely on us”.
“Again we had an amazing response from the public”, he added,” with food donations being handed in to us to encourage us in our work – it is great to see the community working together like this”.

Business was brisk to the point that the young people twice had to return to base to collect more food to donate – that is a first for the food bank, although as people get to know the team it is to be expected that more and more of them will be prepared to accept help.

“We help our own”, said Kevin Layzell, another Youth Organiser, “and help comes with no strings attached”.

“Many elderly people insist that they are ok saying things like ‘I’ve got a tin of soup for my dinner; I’m better off than most, you give help to those who really need it’”, said Kevin.

“We respect their independence, but we do still like to give them a copy of our leaflet, so that they know where we are and how to contact us is they decide they could use a ‘helping hand’ ”.

Helping the youngsters at the food bank was British National Party long term stalwart member, Ray Underwood, who brought along his megaphone, and invited the public to come along and find out more about the Food Bank, and more specifically invited the elderly to come along for some free food. His input was very much valued by the team, and he was able to spread the Food Bank message far and wide in the shopping area.

“Ray’s help is invaluable”, said Rose Blackburn, the Food Bank Organiser. “We are grateful that he is prepared to help us to help the community.

We had an excellent response to the Food Bank, and even had people commenting personally on Ray’s input”.

The Young Nationalists will be out again soon, helping in their communities.

If you would like to help them, or donate to support their work, contact Mark Jones at

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