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St Agnes quiz raises money for the Camborne, Pool and Redruth Foodbank.

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 06, 2014

Foodbank Presentation

Toby Parkins, Don Gardner, Pete Mitchell and Barry Griffin

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Pub goers in St Agnes have raised more than £1,000 for the Camborne, Pool and Redruth Foodbank (CPR Foodbank).

Customers at the St Agnes Hotel dug deep and donated £1,100 to the nearby foodbank during a recent quiz night.

The charity event, which included a raffle, auction and a quiz read out by Cornwall Councillor Pete Mitchell, wanted to raise money for families struggling with the increased cost of living.

Toby Parkins, a local resident and owner of Headforwards in Pool, said “Local businesses and individuals were exceptionally generous in donating items and services that were either raffled off or auctioned for such a good cause.

“It was very much a parish wide team effort and we’d like to thank all those that helped, contributed or donated.”

Representatives from the St Agnes community handed over the cheque on New Year’s Day.

The CPR Foodbank, which started in 2010, had more than 40 volunteers and delivers around 23,000 meals each week.

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  • nickthompson  |  January 06 2014, 2:39PM

    Very well done folks, I help at a soup kitchen, and food bank near to me, I should like to add that if there was less greed at the top, there would be more to share amongst our poor.-------------------- Fury over bankers' pay has erupted again after the new boss of RBS was quietly handed an astonishing £1.5million in free shares. Ross McEwan, who only took over the State-backed bank in October, was given the stock as compensation for missing out on bonuses at his previous employer. The announcement was made after markets closed for the New Year holiday, and was seemingly designed to attract minimum publicity. Mr McEwan's payout emerged as Goldman Sachs revealed 'obscene' pay deals worth more than £3 million each to 115 of its senior bankers.

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