Council leader’s thanks as Afghan donation generosity continues

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Fylde Council’s leader has added her thanks to that of Home-Start Blackpool Fylde and Wyre after the charity was overwhelmed by the generosity shown in response to an appeal for goods to help Afghan refugee families.


Home-Start is working with Fylde Council to co-ordinate the collection of specific goods to help welcome the refugees to the borough and has been inundated with items at its shop in St Albans Road, St Annes.

Council leader Coun Karen Buckley said: “The generosity of the people in Fylde is second to none.

“As soon as the council had provided a storage container for Home-Start it was filled and we have since sourced another. Thank you to everyone who has donated. Your kindness is overwhelming.”

Home-Start shop manager Sue Uttley with just some of the donated items

Home-Start shop manager Sue Uttley with just some of the donated items

Fylde charity ‘overwhelmed’ by donations to help Afghan refugee families

Items wanted are nappies, children’s books, children’s clothing, sanitary products and toiletries. They can be dropped off at the shop Monday to Friday 10am-4pm.

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Fylde Council leader Karen Buckley

Fylde Council leader Karen Buckley