Richard Barnes Funeral Directors pledges monthly support to Melton’s Storehouse project

Pictured from left are Jenny Barnes, Storehouse co-ordinator Francesca  Sirel and Liz Pugh
Pictured from left are Jenny Barnes, Storehouse co-ordinator Francesca Sirel and Liz Pugh
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A Melton funeral directors which has pledged to help the town’s Storehouse project every month by collecting toiletries for people in need is urging other town businesses to follow their example.

Once a month staff at Richard Barnes Funeral Directors bring in items to work to go in bags which Storehouse gives to those most in need in the local community.

Senior funeral director Jenny Barnes said: “We’re really glad we can help this most worthwhile community cause. We’ve been doing this now for about the last three months and we’re hoping to entice big businesses in town to do the same and give their support to Storehouse.”

Melton’s Storehouse at The Fox premises - which provides food, clothing and other household items to needy people on a referral basis - is run by Melton Vineyard Church and supported by Churches Together in Melton.

It provides bags of high quality, non perishable food and toiletries to families and individuals on low incomes, on state benefits or those struggling to get by.

The project already receives support from other businesses and groups in the town including Churches Together, town supermarkets, the Fairtrading Post and local Rotary clubs to name but some.

Storehouse co-ordinator Francesca Sirel said: “We’re very grateful for this ongoing support from Jenny and her team and we hope other businesses might follow suit.”

Any businesses which would like to donate items to Storehouse can email or call (01664) 669146.

For more about Storehouse at the Fox and the help it gives visit

l Storehouse is having a food collection at the town’s Tesco store tomorrow and Saturday (from 10am). Shoppers are encouraged to buy an extra non-perishable item which can be donated to Storehouse to help others. Storehouse would also welcome donations of any harvest festival goods from local schools. Schools which would like to help can get in touch using the contact details provided.