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Food Bank appeal for Christmas donations

Charity launches reverse advent calendar project

As the festive season approaches, an Island charity is encouraging goodwill with an innovative twist.

Food Bank Isle of Man is running a 'reverse advent calendar' drive from this Friday (25th) - where all are invited to give 25 gifts in the run-up to Christmas.

Organisers suggest filling a large box with one item of food or toileteries each day, before dropping it off to the charity on 20 December.

Use of the Food Bank is on the rise - director Neal Mellon says it met with 47 users in October alone.

He explained a little more about the idea:

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