THE women of Launton’s WI have dished out almost £100, plus a host of canned food and dry goods, to Bicester’s Foodbank.

The group, which regularly collects donations for the foodbank at its meetings, heard of the charity’s struggles to keep up with rent, reported in the Bicester Advertiser.

The Foodbank recently appealed to the public and local businesses for help in raising funds to help with high rental fees, especially standing orders to help secure the future of the foodbank.

As a result, the group decided to raise money instead of food donations during one of its meeting, and pulled in an extra £93 for the cause.

Launton WI president Helen Aris, joined by Launton WI treasurer Gaye Cornford, visited to the Bicester foodbank in Market Square to drop off the food donations as well as the cash boost.

WI president Helen Aris said: “We were very pleased with the generosity of our members.

“We have been supporting the Foodbank with food donations for some years now, but when we saw the appeal for money we thought we should help that way this time.

“It was very interesting to go to the Market Square offices and see the food donations and to hear that the items that are in shortest supply are tins of desserts, like rice pudding.

“We’ll remember that when we next donate food.

"It was also good to see there were flowers there too."