Musicians unite to help Rugby Foodbank

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Rugby’s Christian musicians have united to raise funds for the town’s foodbank with a new CD and gig night at Vault on Friday April 5.

As more local people struggle to put food on the table, local singer-songwriters are joining together to produce a new benefit CD in aid of Rugby foodbank. They’ll be launching their new album on Friday April 5 at The Vault – and the entrance fee is a bag of food. Every month numbers turning to Rugby foodbank for three days’ emergency food are increasing.

Rugby Foodbank chairman Diana Mansell says: “Many of us remember Band Aid and Live Aid and I’m delighted that the same combination of generosity, God-given talent and a heart for people in poverty is alive and well in Rugby today!

“We’re seeing increasing numbers turn to our foodbank for help so we are delighted that local musicians are working with us to get emergency food to more local people who are struggling to put food on the table.”

Jonny Shepherd, worship leader at New Life Church Rugby, and seven other local Christian singer song writers have also decided to produce a collaborative compilation benefit CD in aid of Rugby foodbank when they realised that people are going hungry on their doorstep. They have given their time and talent, donating their songs to the album. All profits from the CD sales will go to Rugby foodbank.

Jonny added: “I was inspired to help after seeing a foodbank in action in my hometown of Rugby. It’s shocking to hear tales of parents skipping meals to feed their children in your own town. We had to do something to help and the compilation CD idea was born.”

Rugby foodbank has helped over 1,400 people since opening a year ago, a third of which are children. The CD is available to pre order at rugbyfoodbankbenefitalbum.bandcamp.com/.