Sleep out raises �500

Cash will be used to feed local families in crisis.

A Midweek Herald fund-raising event, supported by Green Party councillor Sharon Pavey, has raised a total of �500 to help struggling families.

The cash was collected following a sponsored sleep out, held in Honiton at the end of last month.

Eight people took part in the all-night challenge, which was organised to support The King’s Centre Food Bank and the work of Honiton’s Community Action Team.

Councillor Pavey, joined by Herald editor Belinda Bennett, handed over �225, collected by Herald staff, during a presentation at The King’s Centre. Norman Amey and Teresa Hawkes accepted the cash on behalf of the food bank.

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Other cash has already been handed in and Councillor Pavey is making a final push to collect outstanding sponsorship pledges.

Twenty-five families were fed by the food bank in its first five weeks.

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The Midweek Herald, owned by Archant, is to seek match funding for the amount raised through the Archant Gold scheme.

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