FLAMBARDS successfully raised £1,000 for its local food bank in October to tackle food poverty. 

With the prospect of a long winter ahead for many people, Flambards offered a half-price adult ticket in exchange for a £3 donation on the weekend of October 7 and 8.

As well as raising the money, Flambards secured a ton of food donations for the Helston and Lizard Foodbank.

General manager of Flambards, Richard Welby said: “We are delighted that for the second year running, so many visitors showed their desire to help others in the local community, it means we can assist in providing some much-needed support to the Helston and The Lizard Foodbank.

“The fundraising efforts for the foodbank will make a significant impact and are greatly appreciated, we are hugely grateful and incredibly humbled by all the generous support shown over the weekend by our incredible guests.”


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To secure half-price tickets, all visitors needed to do was bring along a food donation from a suggested list, which resulted in Flambards collecting 950kg in groceries.

Helston and The Lizard Foodbank, which began in 2012, provided 1,845 three-day emergency food supplies last year in 2022, an increase of almost 700 on the previous year.

It is part of a nationwide network of food banks supported by The Trussell Trust. Besides providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, the trust campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

The food bank is based at Mustard Seed Café on Wendron Street and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm. There is also an outlet at Mullion Church on Fridays between 10am and 2pm.

Donations can be made at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Spar in Helston and the Co-op in Mullion. Call the food bank on 01326 564194 for more information or email info@helstonthelizard.foodbank.org.uk

Voucher referrals for those needing to use the food bank can be issued by the local GPs, the Job Centre, social workers, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Christians Against Poverty, Church Ministers, Family Hubs, health visitors and schools.