On 5th December our food bank benefited from a truly ‘rocking’ event! Instead of buying tickets, music lovers attending an unusual gig at the George IV pub in Lichfield were asked to bring a bag of food to donate to a local food bank. Along with our friends at Lichfield Food Bank, we were chosen to share the proceeds.
The idea was the brainchild of Ally Dickaty, lead singer of punk rock bank The Virginmarys for his People Help The People tour. Dickaty reached out to fans offering to play for no charge other than donations of non perishable items to raise food and awareness for food banks in the areas visited by his tour.
And Ally’s efforts paid off, as we received 80kg of donations, which were put to good use straight away to help Walsall families in need. Thanks to Ally, the staff of the George IV and to organiser, Rachel Hasnip for involving us in this fantastic venture.