Bude and Bude is pleased to share this, as requested:
Like many others locally, the Refill Shop Bude and Kim Gouldson of All the Ps have been working incredibly hard making up food parcels for local families to make sure they have enough over half-term.
Communities all over the country are providing for those in need and many people feel this is wrong – it should be the Government, especially when MPs themselves have their meals subsidised while also earning four times the average wage of people in Cornwall.
In 2018, child poverty averaged 32% in North Cornwall – (the worst constituency in the county) and that was before COVID amplified the situation. Our MP, Scott Mann, voted against providing school meals during the holidays to our most vulnerable children, so the Refill Shop and Kim would like to let him know how local people feel about it!
To join the campaign, please grab a paper plate and write him a message this week – tell him how this has affected you, or maybe what you think of the Government’s decision, or what you think of the fact he voted against providing the meals.
Even a simple statement like ‘no child should go hungry’ or a drawing by your children.
You can drop them before the weekend to Refill Shop in Bude (who will also have paper plates in-store later today that you can write on), All the Ps in Stratton, Angela Westaway in Widemouth or Amanda Tame in Kilkhampton.
The more you do, the better, say the campaigners. The messages will then be delivered with love and sticky tape to Scott’s office.