Members will recall that, in December, the KHIST board recorded an agreement with the local foodbank that our annual Christmas food collection would be deferred and rearranged for Easter. There were then no Harriers home matches to be played around Christmas-time and, we had been assured that very generous food donations had already ‘filled the shelves’. It’s since been planned for the KHIST Easter Foodbank Collection to be organised for Good Friday, when the Harriers will have a home match against Kettering Town. It’s very disappointing therefore, that we have to confirm our decision not to proceed with this event.
The Trust is justifiably proud of the fantastic, year on year successes of our annual charity events and of the support we’ve received from the local community. However, the football club has recently announced that, with the support of ‘the fan club’, a food collection has been arranged for 8th February …. just a few weeks before our own planned event. We have to recognise that it’s unrealistic to rely on the acknowledged generosity of the same people (members, supporters and local folk), twice within a few weeks and it’s doubtful that a 2nd collection would be well supported. We have therefore, with the acceptance of the foodbank’s organisers, resolved to cancel our own plans in this instance.
KHIST continues to have a most friendly relationship with the Manager and helpers at the Kidderminster foodbank and, hopes to resume our – now traditional – annual food collections for this essential charity.