A Helping Hand

Sat, 30/03/2013 - 07:00
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By Mark Jones -The London Food Bank Team were out in action in Havering again on Saturday, despite blizzard conditions. The food bank which was started several weeks ago, had to be suspended during the run up to last week’s Council by-election.

However, since Mick Braun promised, “we will be back as soon as the election is over”, the team started work again early on Saturday morning.

Travelling from different parts of London, the food bank was set up by some enthusiastic youngsters, braving the snow and strong wind, and was then manned by the young people, along with Mick and some supporters from his local branch.

“Despite the really bad weather, we were able to give away food and help the local elderly”, said Sam Mayhew, who is the Thurrock Organiser.

He added, “This is a very important kind of activism as it involves getting to know our communities and helping those in need. We want people to see that the British National Party cares for our communities and that actions speak louder than words”.

“Just a day after the end of a hard thought by-election campaign, true to the spirit of British Nationalism we were back out on the street with the food bank helping our elderly and vulnerable in the community: we are a party of the people for the people”, he continued.

“Various members of the public expressed their appreciation for the work we are doing, and we were again asked when we would be back to continue the good work,” said Kevin Layzell, East London Young Nationalist Organiser.

Several people commented on the dedication and enthusiasm of the team who continued to work cheerfully during sub-zero temperatures.

“The elderly don’t always have a choice as to when they shop for food,” commented Mark Jones, another Young Nationalist, “so it is important that we are here for them when we have said we will be – cold weather is nothing compared to what some of our elderly went through in the war, fighting for our country, so we are happy if we can give something back”.

Steve Squire, the dedicated and competent London Organiser, who was unable to be there on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the team for their hard work in less than ideal conditions, saying “I am really impressed with you guys, well done”.

It is hoped that the Food Bank Team will set up in other areas, and any Organisers in the London area who would like to have a food bank activism day should contact Kevin Layzell on 07592 974815.

The Food Bank Team is part of the Helping Hand project, which will soon be extended into other areas of community activism – watch this space!

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