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Tea For Two - Please Donate

Updated: Sep 27



We'd like to bring to your attention a fantastic initiative we are supporting at WCTCC.


Following the successful return of recreational cricket, Sussex Cricket and the Sussex Cricket Foundation have launched ‘Tea 4 Two’.


The initiative encourages local cricket clubs such as ourselves to use our facilities as a hub for donations of food in partnership with a local food bank. It is designed to dovetail and amplify the ECB’s national ‘Tea-A-Thon', which will see the cricketing community across England and Wales raise awareness of food poverty in the UK during the second #RaiseTheBat Test between England and West Indies.


In Sussex alone, the demand on food banks has tripled over the past four months, with food poverty increasing significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch of the ‘Tea 4 Two’ initiative looks to combat this issue across the county of Sussex. We have partnered with the food bank in Horsham.


We encourage you to drop off food donations prior to training and matches. We have set-up boxes at our main ground in West Chiltington and will pick-up and deliver the donations to those who need them most.


Some suggested items are below and Horsham Food Bank have specifically asked that additional items such as sponge puddings and fruit juices are required, although any item donated will be used and will not be wasted.


Tinned tomatoes

Cook-in sauces

Tinned fish

Tinned meat

Tinned pulses - chickpeas and kidney beans in particular

Tinned or dried fruit

Tinned veg including tinned potatoes

Tinned or packet soups

Pasta

Instant noodles

Rice - dried or microwave

Baked beans

Herbs/spices/chilli powder (dried)

Tea

Coffee

UHT milk


Toiletries:

Shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap


You can also donate treats - custard, rice pudding, jelly, biscuits etc, but we suggest that the primary focus is on the staples above.


Any queries or for more information please contact Mike Charman at charmanmike@gmail.com or by phone 07710 242713.

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