'Incredible' generosity of Burnley people praised as new company steps up with donation for charity devoted to helping vulnerable and homeless

A new Burnley company has made a generous donation to the charity it pledged to sponsor at its launch.

After hearing that Church on the Street, a charity devoted to providing food and support to the vulnerable and homeless, has regular shortages of items for men, Burnley Eats swooped into action.

A collection of men's toiletries, including shaving foam, shower gel, razor blades and other items, including snacks, was presented to the charity. The items will be distributed to those most in need by Pastor Mick Fleming and his team.

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These include volunteers at Burnley's St Matthew's Church where food and other items can be donated.

Burnley Eats sales director Karl Greenwood hands over the box of mens' toiletries to Pat Greenwood at St Matthew's Church.

Volunteer and member of the parochial church council Pat Greenwood, said the generosity shown by people across Burnley had been 'incredible' throughout the pandemic and donations continued to roll in.

She said: "We are very grateful for the donations as they are still very much needed.

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"We do seem to get fewer items for men but our stocks of everything do need replenishing regularly."

Dried food such as spaghetti, tinned goods and items such as tea, coffee, sugar and packet sauces are welcome along with other non perishable food items and toiletries.

These can be dropped off at St Matthew's Church in St Matthew's Street on Saturday mornings between 9am and 11am.