Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Make a donation to our 'Dibley Harvest Festival'

Our next show – TV favourite ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ – opens at the Guildhall Arts Centre from Wednesday, 23rd November. As part of the production, we're inviting you to bring donations for the ‘Dibley Harvest Festival’ with all donations going to Grantham Foodbank.

With The Vicar of Dibley being set in a village, what could be more appropriate at this time of year than to run our own harvest festival? We often try to support charities as part of our shows, and Grantham Foodbank is a very worthwhile cause making a difference to people right here in our community.

In 2015 Grantham Foodbank provided over 19,000 meals to local people in need, and has started to offer wider support to help people deal with the underlying causes of their difficulties. Clients can now access the internet so they can look for jobs or find advice on their individual needs, and the Foodbank provides debt and benefits advice. 

The Foodbank has a list of foods that are needed to provide a balanced diet for the short term:

Tinned fruit and veg, inc tomatoes
Potato, instant or tinned 
Rice pudding or tinned sponge puddings
Tinned meat or fish 
Fruit juice, cordial or squash 
UHT Long Life milk 
Sugar (500g bag) 
Small instant coffee 
Breakfast cereal 
Pasta Sauce 
Ketchup or salad cream 
Small shampoo 
Toilet paper 
Shaving foam

Alternatively, with Christmas coming up, treats and gifts for children would also be very welcome to help bring some normality to young people in our community. Just bring your donation along to the performance, and cash donations are always welcome too!

‘The Vicar of Dibley’ runs from 23rd to 26th November, with curtain up at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets are on sale now from the Guildhall Arts Centre on 01476 406158 or book online.

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