Elderly residents collect food for needy

Residents Sandra Tutt, left, Brian Bushnell and Maureen Johnson D14481479a
Residents Sandra Tutt, left, Brian Bushnell and Maureen Johnson D14481479a

RESIDENTS at a sheltered housing complex in Shoreham have been collecting tins and packets to help the needy.

Maureen Johnson, Brian Bushnell and his partner Sandra Tutt arranged a raffle at Milward Court, in Wilmot Road, and the elderly residents also give food for the Shoreham Foodbank.

Maureen explained: “We had a collection of food over three weeks. The residents topped up the boxes every few days and we finished up with about 12 boxes of food.

“With the raffle money, we bought more food.”

A coffee and mince pie afternoon was organised for residents last Tuesday to thank them for their generosity.

Paul Comber, project leader with Shoreham Foodbank, gave a short talk about the way it works.

Maureen said: “He told us how they distribute the food to people. He explained it all to us, which was quite good.

“We are now hoping to make it an annual event.

“The residents are very good here, they are very generous people, although a lot of them are elderly.”

Maureen had the idea because she runs Worthing Parkinson’s Carers Group, which supports different charities through raffles throughout the year.