Belford siblings donate two trolley loads of supermarket goods to food bank

Three siblings from Belford are doing their bit to feed the needy this Christmas.

Monday, 28th December 2020, 7:00 am

Brothers Charlie and Jason Bell Taylor, along with younger sister Sofia, decided they wanted to help the less fortunate during the festive season.

Their parents, James and Sarah, gave them £20 and a trolley, which they loaded up in a local supermarket with items including food, razors, soap, shampoo and sanitary products.

They got such a buzz from it they asked if they could do the same again next year.

Charlie, Jason and Sofia Bell Taylor, from Belford, with donations for the food bank.

Pictures and details of their good deed were posted on social media, and within hours they had received anonymous donations of a further £40, (£30 of which was left on the windscreen of James’ car) which the children were asked to spend on themselves as a reward for their generosity.

But James said: “The children decided, unselfishly, that they wanted to go out and buy more provisions for those less fortunate than themselves. Charlie said they got enough from mum, dad and their grandparents that they wanted to help others. It made me feel so proud.”

A second visit to the supermarket saw them load up with more tins, jars and other groceries, but this time they went £6 over budget.

“As Jason said, he didn’t think the cats and dogs should miss out!” said James.

All the products bought have been handed to a local food bank.

The trio’s efforts did not go unnoticed on Facebook with numerous posters commenting on their ‘generosity, compassion and kindness.’

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