Leave a Tin Washington goes from strength to strength supporting struggling families, thanks to help from community

A community initiative to support struggling families is going from strength-to-strength as it praises the generosity and kindness of residents.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 11:31 am
Members and volunteers at Leave a Tin Washington

Leave a Tin Washington is an initiative started by by Samantha Jane, Nicola Armstrong and Sarah Trueman, collecting donations to be given to local organisations which support struggling families, such as Washington Community Food Project and Mickey’s Place.

Since being set up in May 2020, Leave a Tin Washington has donated thousands of bags of food and last week had one their busiest donations yet, despite the struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

During the latest national lockdown, the group has been overwhelmed by the response from the community with support rising and the group going from strength to strength.

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Leave a Tin Washington's latest collection was one of their best yet

One of the group founders, Sarah Trueman, said: “The people of Washington astound us every time with their generosity, it’s really overwhelming and such a joy on the day of the collecting, especially when we drop off at the food banks and you see that they are genuinely overjoyed with the amount of food they’re receiving.”

Throughout the pandemic, the group’s work has been vital to supporting community organisations ensuring struggling families get the help they need.

Leave a Tin Washington is organised entirely by volunteers and the group plan to continue their hard work supporting vulnerable families beyond the pandemic and into the future.

Sarah added: “We cannot thank the people enough for their wonderful donations and it’s because of them that the group just gets bigger and more successful.”

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