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Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT), supported by local schools from across the borough, have launched a brand new initiative to assist Oldham Foodbank with their local appeal.

As part of every competition for the remainder of the school year, delivered through the Premier League Primary Stars project, schools participating in the event will be allocated a specific food item to collect and then donate. The aim of the initiative is to do our part to ensure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.

Emily Ashworth, School Engagement Manager, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Oldham Foodbank as part of this brand new initiative and continue our support to help those in need within Oldham.

The foodbank relies on the goodwill and support of the people of Oldham to help their fellow Oldhamers, we would therefore like to say a huge thank you to our fantastic partner schools for taking part in this initiative which will help to make a big difference.”

List of schools attending and their food item to donate:

South Failsworth – Cooking Sauce

Friezland – Tinned fish/ Meat

Christchurch - Biscuits

Hey With Zion – Rice pudding

Hodge Clough – Tinned Potatoes

Woodlands – Baked Beans

Willowpark – Tinned Tomatoes

Higher Failsworth – Tinned Fruit

Oldham Foodbank:

Oldham Foodbank was founded by Fr David Hawthorn from St Margaret’s, Hollinwood & St. Chad’s, Limeside. It is a collaboration of local churches and community groups of all denominations, faiths and none, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. They help people by providing emergency food, it is our aim to help people out of poverty by:

- Signposting to other support agencies

- Providing free access to the internet for job searches and online applications

- Free use of telephone to contact agencies and employers & much more.

Can you support Oldham Athletic Community Trust?

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) have partnered with Supported Giving, which will further enhance the fundraising capabilities of the Community Trust.

OACT, who are a registered charity, aim to provide positive opportunities through sport by using the power of football to engage.

Through the new partnership with supported giving, you can now support the work delivered by OACT by either choosing to donate on a one-off or monthly basis. All funds received will help to support the vast range of community-based projects currently being delivered by OACT. The platform offers a range of payment options for you to choose from; including major credit & debit cards and mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

To donate to OACT, click the link here or scan the QR code above below.