North Norfolk charity helps those in need at Christmas

A north Norfolk charity is helping to make sure those most in need will still be able to have a Christmas dinner this year.

The Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal is a Norfolk-based charity, which provides the ingredients for thousands of Christmas dinners every year, with the help of growers and other supporters.

The food is almost all donated by farmers, growers and manufacturers, mostly from the East Anglian region.

There has also been six tonnes of sugar donated, four tonnes of which were collected in Norfolk Schools and two tonnes donated by Silver Spoon.

In addition there is seasonal fare, such as turkeys, bought from donations made by some 400 or so individuals, companies and charitable trusts.

Peter Bowles, who runs the charity with wife Polly at Spa Common, North Walsham, said: 'We shall be sending out food for in excess of 50 projects in the Manchester area, filling orders from Salvation Army projects from all over East Anglia and the Norwich and Yarmouth Open Christmases and loading up cars and trucks for in excess of 60 projects in Norfolk and Suffolk. Last year we were at least partly responsible for 5,000 Christmas meals.'