This Facebook group inspired by Corbyn has led to thousands of foodbank donations and it's everything

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Monday 23 December 2019 12:15

After the misery brought upon many after the last election, it was about time something good happened.

And happen it has – on Facebook of all places.

A group called Corbyn's Christmas Challenge is turning lemons into lemonade and encouraging people to donate to their local food bank.

Here are the rules, Christmas tree emojis and everything:

🎄Tag three friends in a post
🎄Spend £5
🎄Take a picture and tag #CorbynsChristmasChallenge
🎄Nominate five more people
🎄Take it to a local food bank

More than 16,000 people have joined. If everyone followed the rules, foodbanks across the country will have received £83,825 in donations.

There is also a JustGiving fundraising link which raised £6,512 for youth homeless charity Centrepoint, and is now trying to raise a further £5,000 for the Domestic Violence Team in East Lancashire.

And if your cockles weren't already well and truly warmed, here are some of the posts from the group.

Like this one from the EU immigrants who donated all they can, despite the turmoil an imminent Brexit will leave them in.


Or this one, by someone who points out the problem with just accepting the huge gap between the richest and the poorest.


Or this one, from the people who are forgoing gifts in order to give out Greggs vouchers instead.


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