A huge thank you to all in the village who made donations to the Food Bank collections last year, particularly those who responded so generously to the plea for items suitable for Christmas hampers: over 250 were given out to those in need, referred by a number of local agencies.

A list of items needed at present can be found on and include household items such as washing powder and washing up liquid and personal hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

The collection box can be found at the back of the church and is regularly taken to the Food Bank in Oakham.