Dec 19 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
A FESTIVE feel was in the air over the weekend as the Men-aces organised their own Santa dash to support the Digmoor Foodbank.
The aces held the Santa dash on Saturday around Skelmersdale College despite horrendous weather conditions.
In order to enter the event, instead of making a donation, people were encouraged to bring items of food to make up Christmas hampers that would then be donated to the Digmoor Foodbank.
Mim Eaton, one of the teams’ coaches, said: “The weather on the day was absolutely awful; there was driving rain and howling winds but the team didn’t let this dampen their spirits.
“We were amazed and overwhelmed with the effort the team put in. The foodbank is a cause close to our hearts and we wanted to do everything to support them.
“We had lots of food items donated and we were able to make up several hampers which will be given to Digmoor Community Centre Foodbank this week.
“It was such a wonderful day, and it brought a smile to so many peoples faces around the college and Asda, we’re just glad we could do something to help.”
The foodbank launched an urgent appeal this week for people across the area to donate food as their stocks run perilously low.
The service was set up 18 months ago and has seen demand rocket in the lead-up to Christmas.
Up to 30 food parcels are sent out each week and the foodbank has helped hundreds of desperate families survive through difficult economic times.
The foodbank will be holding a special Christmas meal for all those in real hardship and are encouraging people to donate food for it.
The Men-aces have also been busy promoting their single “We’re the Aces”, written by Liverpool’s Asa Murphy which was officially launched this week on Radio Merseyside.