Nottingham Racecourse teamed up with St Ann’s advice centre to host a community activity day at which the public donated to the city’s food bank.
More than 20 crates of supplies were donated to St Ann’s food bank as over 2,000 people came and enjoyed a packed day of entertainment at the Racecourse. As part of the ‘Beans for a Beer’ initiative those who contributed received a voucher for a free drink.
St Ann’s Advice Centre is a charity which has been running for around 20 years. They have over 20 dedicated staff members offering advice on welfare benefits, homelessness, employment and housing. Alongside this they run a food bank every Thursday, Debbie Webster Manager at St Ann’s Advice Centre stated why:
”Some of the people who come to us have no money, no food, no income and so we started our own food bank. We are not affiliated with the large supermarkets so we have to get all our food through donations so today has been absolutely fantastic day for us.”
James Knox General Manager of Nottingham Racecourse tells us more about why the Community Day focused on the St Ann’s Advice Centre:
As well as the 7 races, the Community Day was filled with various activities from live horse painting by Brackenhurst College, Shetland Ponies from the Phoenix Children’s Foundation as well as coaching sessions from the Notts County and Nottingham Rugby Youth teams.
General Manager James Knox stated they will be looking to hold another Community Day next year as they have been pleased with the response from the public.