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No Hungry Kids This Summer


Newsquest titles the Bolton News, Lancashire Telegraph, Wirral Globe, Oldham Times, Warrington Guardian and St Helens Star launched their ‘No Hungry Kids This Summer’ campaign to raise £5,000 each for six foodbanks across North-West of England and help stop children in their region from going hungry over the summer. All news brands published the same front page in solidarity.

Richard Duggan, Newsquest’s North West’s regional editor, told HoldtheFrontPage: “We know the pressures that families face across our communities, especially at this time of year when the long summer school holiday arrives.

“This period presents them with challenges and sadly the soaring levels of inflation – especially for food – means this year many will feel this strain more severely than before and may need to turn to foodbanks.

“When there is an increase in demand, it puts strain on supplies at the foodbanks so we’re calling on our loyal readers, partners and the businesses we work with to do what they can to support local foodbanks across the North West this summer.”

Conor McGinn, an independent MP for St Helens North, tweeted his support: