MORE than £2,000 has been raised for the Largs Foodbank thanks to a coffee morning held in town at the weekend.

The event at the Clark Memorial Church hall on Saturday saw more than £1,000 donated by members of the public. 

And the food bank team were given an extra boost 24 hours later when the Church of the Nazarene announced it had agreed to match the sum raised the previous day.

Food bank volunteer Wendy Low Thomson said: "We had a great morning, with loads of people coming and going.

"It was fantastic to speak to people and raise awareness of the food bank and the importance of it in our community.

"The various stalls were very popular and over the morning we raised an amazing £1,051.

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"On Sunday morning at Largs Church of the Nazarene Pastor Tasha Alison announced the board of the church had agreed to match the amount we had made at the coffee morning the day before which was a wonderful gift.

"We have close connections with the church, as Pastors Steve Fountain and Tasha Alison cook meals for our clients weekly, as well as supporting local people with their fabulous 'Common Ground' meals on Thursdays, which are always well attended and very tasty.

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They also have a community fridge which they use to store items that are available to anyone popping into the church. 

"The Largs Foodbank volunteers worked so hard to pull this altogether and it turned out to be such a wonderful experience for us.

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"We feel truly blessed that so many people came and supported us and shared time here, with lots of joy and great energy present."