Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, has officially launched his 2021 Christmas Appeal.

The appeal aims to support local foodbanks as well as his chosen charity, Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, by encouraging people to donate items which will be passed to people most in need over the festive period.The Mayor stood inside the Council Office with a trolley for food donations

There are many ways people can get involved with donations.  Collection trolleys have been set up in the Council Offices in Beeston, and are open during office hours 8.30am until 5pm up until Thursday 16th December. There are many collection points in local communities such as selected schools and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Eastwood.

We are most grateful for all your donations however, please do not leave food items outside the offices when the building is closed. We regret that due to hygiene and health and safety any items left outside will be destroyed.

The Mayor shared “I really want to do as much as possible to help support my chosen charity, Broxtowe Youth Homelessness and the food banks right across the Borough. It’s very important to help people and it’s all about bringing unity to the community”

Broxtowe Youth Homelessness said “This appeal will help to stock our food parcel cupboard. There are lots of young people in need, especially as the cost of living has increased. A little help can go a long way. We are very grateful for all food donations”

Donations will be shared between Broxtowe Youth Homelessness and Broxtowe foodbanks.

You can find a list below of what items are needed for donations this year.

Items needed for The Mayor's Christmas Appeal
Items Needed

Milk (UHT or powdered)


Fruit juice (carton)

Soup (tinned or dried sachets)

Sponge pudding (tinned)

Tomatoes (tinned)


Rice pudding (tinned)


Instant coffee

Instant mash potato


Tinned meat/fish

Tinned fruit


Biscuits or snack bars





Christmas treats


You can also donate an item or two from the list above and bring it in to the schools listed below from 1-16 December 2021 and we'll make sure it goes to help those most in need.

You can find a list below of what schools are taking part, as well as what food bank the school is donating to.

Schools and food banks
School Food Bank

Alderman White School


The Chilwell School


Beeston Rylands Junior School


William Lilley Infant and Nursery School


Eskdale Junior School

Brinsley Food Bank

Alderman Pounder Infant School and Nursery

Eastwood People Initiative

Roundhill Primary School


Bramcote College

Montrose Court

Fairfield Spencer Academy

Montrose Court

George Spencer Academy

Montrose Court

The Florence Nightingale Academy

Eastwood Food Bank

John Clifford School

Eastwood Food Bank

Springbank Academy

Brinsley Food Bank

Civic Office
tel: 0115 917 3210