The grand total for Portsmouth Foodbank
On 19th and 20th November, our team of trusty volunteers packed up the vans to sell, sell, sell at our charity pop-up sale in our hometown, Porstmouth. We sold ‘not quite perfect’ lamps (those with damaged boxes, slight imperfections or end-of-line items) at bargain prices with the aim of raising money for the Portsmouth Foodbank.
Working with us were the ever brilliant BA Illustration students from the University of Porstmouth, who worked on a live brief from our MD Simon Terry, to produce screen prints with the theme ‘Abandon Darkness’.
We sold close to 200 lamps to locals, passers by, students and of course, Anglepoise super fans, who had travelled far and wide to add to their light collection.
Having totted up the numbers we are delighted to say we raised £5000 from lamp sales and the students added a further £400 to this total. When we caught up with Leanne, one of the foodbank coordinators in Portsmouth, she said:
“Thank you Anglepoise for your amazing donation- we really appreciate your support during these difficult times. We are seeing lots of people using the foodbank, many for the first time & this donation will help us continue to serve our community.”
We raised £5000 for the Portsmouth Foodbank, enabling them to:
• buy 2100kg of food OR
• feed 233 single people for 3 days OR
• feed 88 large families for 3 days (with 3 or more children) OR
• cover their food shopping bill for 5/6 weeks OR
• feed 699 people for a day OR
• provide 2097 meals
We’ve already received photos from happy customers of their lamps getting comfy in their new homes.