Accrington’s valued community charity, Maundy Relief, is celebrating the launch of a new partnership with Clayton Park Bakery, designed to help alleviate hunger within the community.

Clayton Park Bakery will donate pies, cakes and bakery products on a weekly basis to support the invaluable services that Maundy Relief offer vulnerable individuals living within Accrington.

Teresa Fitzjohn, Drop in Coordinator at Maundy Relief said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this partnership and it is an amazing gesture from Clayton Park Bakery. These weekly product donations will help so many people in the community, in particular those who struggle to afford even the basics needed to survive day-to-day.

“Alongside the food bank service we offer, we also provide lunches and food for people who attend our meetings and training courses. These donations will ensure that we can continue to provide those services and we are so very grateful.”

The charity, which is located on Abbey Street in Accrington, also provides holistic services such as counselling, advice and training, and helps individuals find furniture and household items.

Sales and Marketing manager Paul Bradley said “Maundy Relief offers a lifeline to so many local people. We have worked together in the past on an ad hoc basis but are delighted to now be able to set up a formal partnership, and support the charity on a weekly basis.”

“Clayton Park Bakery was established in Clayton-le-Moors in 1995 and we have always felt very proud to be part of this fantastic community. Maundy Relief are a shining example of what can be achieved when communities come together and we look forward to providing our extended support.”

Founded in 1995, Clayton Park Bakery has two production sites in Huncoat and Clayton-le-Moors and supplies SPAR stores across the north of England, as well as football clubs such Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Preston North End ,Wigan Athletic, Rochdale and Accrington FC