A GROUP of veterans have come together to make a very welcome donation to Wrexham Foodbank.

Wrexham branch representatives from the Royal Naval Association (RNA) visited the city's foodbank recently to drop off the 18 bags of groceries donated by branch members, and receive a brief from the Trussell Trust staff on the work of the foodbanks.

Wrexham treasurer and social secretary, Eric Holmwood, said: "We saw an advert from the foodbank saying they were desperately short on certain items, and it was suggested we collect for them.

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"Within a week or so, we got the 18 bags of shopping donated to us by branch members, and our distant members donated money for items to be bought and included.

"Staff at the site on our visit showed us how it all works and explained how people can use them, it was really interesting.

"I'm glad we could help people, we were overjoyed because we try to make a difference wherever we go.

"We are now proposing a collection for the Wrexham Foodbank for Christmas."

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If you would like to donate items to the foodbank, they are currently in need of items including, tinned fruit and vegetables, UHT milk, biscuits, tinned tomatoes, tea/coffee, pasta and toiletries.

Donations can be taken to their warehouse at Unit 1A Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, Wrexham LL13 7RF, open Tuesday and Friday, from 10am-3pm. Or items can be left at collections in local branches of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.

For more details visit: wrexham.foodbank.org.uk

The RNA offers welfare support and guidance in times of need within the Naval family, with 250 branches across the UK and overseas. The Wrexham Branch of the RNA meet on the second and forth Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the War Memorial Club on Farndon Street (near Tesco).

To find out more information or for your nearest branch, visit: royal-naval-association.co.uk