ANDOVER’S Foodbank has been given a helping hand this Easter thanks a collection by a Weyhill care home.

Residents, friends, family and staff at Rothsay Grange have been collecting Easter eggs to be donated to the foodbank, based at St John the Baptist Church, Alexandra Road, and these have now been given to the organisation.

Head of the foodbank Chloe Roberts was delighted to receive the sweet donation from Rothsay's resident ambassadors Peter Southgate and Jackie Matthias alongside resident Margaret Ware.

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The eggs were added to those donated by businesses and organisations, and will now be included in parcels that will be delivered in time for Easter.

General manager at Rothsay Gemma Hicks said: “We were so delighted to be able to help the Andover Foodbank in our small way, and today while the group were at the foodbank they discussed how we can help them more during the course of the year especially at times when, unlike Christmas for example, the foodbank is still needed but might not be at the forefront of people's minds. We have come up with some ideas so watch this space.

“In the meantime we wish Chloe and the team a very happy Easter and thank them for all the great work that they do.”