Uplyme pants appeal vicar says fruit and veg are OK, too

PUBLISHED: 09:13 11 July 2011

Uplyme Vicar Gavin Tyte

Uplyme Vicar Gavin Tyte


Vicar says traditional garden produce will not be turned away but the emphasis remains on non-perishable items

ALL things - bright and beautiful - are welcome at Uplyme Church’s harvest festival.

That’s the message from Vicar Gavin Tyte who has moved to reassure villagers that gifts of traditional garden produce will not be turned away.

Although the emphasis remains on non-perishable items – like pants and socks for the needy – he says fruit and veg will be accepted and auctioned to raise funds for the cause.

Mr Tyte says his call to fill the church with men’s underwear, and other items, for the Exeter based St Petrock’s charity, has received overwhelming support.

After the Herald publicised his pants appeal he says he has received “positive” comments from readers across the world – as far away as Florida and Italy.

“One anonymous donor from Billericay even sent me a parcel of socks,” he said.

The Vicar’s wish list for clothing is:

Men’s new underwear – pants and socks.

Men’s jeans (which don’t need to be new) – all sizes, particularly small, waist 32 - 34.

Men’s belts.

Dry dog food.

Men’s toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and disposable razors.

Kitchen consumables – eco washing powder, washing up liquid, J-cloths, sponges and scourers - for the St. Petrock’s kitchen.

* Uplyme Church harvest festival is on Sunday September 18

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