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Andover College donates to Andover Foodbank, alongside Andover Town Football Club.

Andover College has teamed up with Andover Town Football Club to collect donations for Andover Foodbank.

Andover College’s Student Council set up two donation stations at the college at the start of December, with a high emphasis on the urgently needed items requested by Andover Foodbank. Whilst Andover Town Football Club have set up collection points at their home games.

Both organisations, who are partnered together through the Andover College Football Academy, wanted to support this charity, especially in the lead up to Christmas. Both recognise the challenges that many families have had to face this past year and wanted to give back to the community that supports both organisations daily.

The generosity of students, staff, ATFC team players and the public was much appreciated and will help the Andover Foodbank bring some Christmas Cheer to families in the local area.

Ben Stokes, Andover College Vice Principal (Curriculum) and Andover Town Football Club Acting Club Secretary, said “The support of Andover College’s Student Council makes a huge difference to people in the local community. Our student body nominated Andover Foodbank as it is important that as a college and local football club, we give back to the community that continues to support us. This year has been incredibly difficult for many and everyone has been faced with challenges to overcome and by donating food, Christmas gifts and essential items we can help those who need it over the festive period. I am proud of, and would like to thank the staff and students at the college as well the players, volunteers and public at the Football Club for their generous donations.”

Megan, Andover College Student, said “Andover College being involved in food-bank donations for those that need some extra support in the Christmas period is so important, as even though we are a small college, it can make a big impact. I was privileged enough to be involved in the donation process, being a member of the student council, and organise the collection of food-bank items, which I know will be massively appreciated.”