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Grace Petrie gig will help Stroud Foodbank

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A gig set for the Sub Rooms will help benefit Stroud Foodbank.

Folk singer Grace Petrie is set to perform in Stroud on October 7, with a slice of the proceeds going to the Brimscombe-based charity.

Stroud Foodbank volunteer Peter Baxendale says the gig is vital in helping to maintain the service, he added: “This gig is a way of people supporting the foodbank and we’re grateful to Grace and Stroud’s very own Elvis McGonagall, who is coming straight from his Radio 4 comedy series to perform at the Subs.”

This summer, the charity made the short move from Brimscombe Port to a new warehouse at the Canal Iron Works, following Stroud District Council’s move to redevelop the site.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Stroud District Foodbank has fed more than 7,000 people, many of whom had never visited a food bank before.

Annabel Mills, Chair of Trustees of the charity, explained: “The Stroud District Foodbank has been in operation almost 10 years.  Although we are sad to be in such demand we are very proud of all we have achieved in that time and glad to be here to help.”

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Information on how to obtain an emergency food parcel is available at https://strouddistrict.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/

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