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Inspired Joshua Launches Foodbank Campaign

19 November 2020


Inspired Joshua Launches Foodbank Campaign

19 November 2020

A young Barrow fan inspired by the efforts of Marcus Rashford and Boxes of Hope Cumbria is hoping to help support his local community in an extra special way this Christmas.

Joshua Hewson, eight-years-old and a pupil at Newbarns Primary School, has followed the lead of Manchester United and England ace, Rashford and has launched the ‘Barrow United’ campaign to support the town’s Foodbank.

And Joshua has already secured a host of fantastic additions to his Christmas squad, with ten local schools already signed-up to help the determined youngster with his goal of delivering Christmas hampers to families during the festive period.

With the support of Barrow AFC Community Trust, Joshua is appealing for schools to donate items to be prepared in to special hampers, which will then be delivered directly to the Foodbank.

“There is already some amazing work being done by a number of agencies across our fantastic community but Joshua really wants to do his bit too,” explained Community Trust Manager, Craig Rutherford.

“It just shows what an inspiration Marcus Rashford has been to youngsters all over the country and we’re proud to support Joshua with his Barrow United campaign.

“We’ve helped him organise it so that different aged pupils can donate different items, which can then be collected up by us and brought to the Football Club to be made up in to Christmas hampers.

“We’ve already got a strong line-up of schools in the Barrow United squad but we’d love even more to sign-up over the next week and let’s help Joshua make a real difference to the Foodbank this Christmas.”

If you think your school could be an asset to Barrow United and be a great team player this Christmas then all you need to do to get involved is email

How Will It Work?

  • School years 3 to 6 will collect items and bring them to school
  • Deadline for donations will be Wednesday 25th November
  • Barrow AFC staff will arrange suitable times with each school to collect the items on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November

What Should I Donate?

Year 3: Christmas Cake, Selection Boxes
Year 4: Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding
Year 5: Tinned Ham, Tinned Salmon and Biscuits
Year 6: Stuffing, Savoury Crackers

The majority of items can be sourced from stores such as Aldi and Home Bargains. Please take care to check the Best Before Date on all items before donating.

Barrow United Squad
Newbarns Primary School
St. Pius
Victoria Academy
George Romney
Greengate Juniors
St. Georges
Lindal and Martin
Our Lady’s Dalton
Sir John Barrow
Cambridge Primary

There’s still time for your school to be the next big signing so let’s all be on the same team and join the Barrow United campaign to help support Barrow Foodbank this Christmas period.

Email to get involved!

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