Following Braishfield Bees Youth FC highly successful 2 day tournament over the weekend of September 2 and 3, the club has followed up on last years’ donation of £1,000 to Romsey Foodbank with a further £1,000 donation this year.

The club has continued to support the foodbank throughout the year and with match funding from the club sponsor – David Wilson Homes – raised £3,900 last Christmas from a fun run and auction.

The club has gone on to gain support for the Foodbank from local organisations with Ganger Farm Sports Pavilion, Mountbatten School and David Wilson Homes all having food donation hubs on their premises.

Only this week, both Henshaw Fox Estate Agents and Cupernham Infant School agreed to be donation hubs for the foodbank - the latter's donation container being sponsored by Mackoy Civil Engineering and Groundwork Contactors 

Ian Bates, Braishfield Bees Youth Football Club chairman, said: “Last year we made a commitment to the Romsey Foodbank and I am delighted to say that we have delivered on that promise and we will continue to do so, long into the future. This was never going to be a short term association – we recognise the fantastic work the foodbank does both in terms of providing food in times of crisis, but also providing debt counselling and assistance in ensuring clients receive the necessary Benefits to get them back on their feet and their lives on track.

“Unlike many clubs, Braishfield Bees Youth FC has a strong financial base underpinned by loyal sponsors and our annual tournament which enables us not only have one of the lowest annual subscriptions in the area, but also to enable us to contribute towards the local community. We hope this donation will help Romsey Foodbank with their excellent work and would urge others to do the same, whether it be food or a monetary donation.

“If you are a local business or shop and want to assist the foodbank, why not have a Foodbank Donation Point installed on your premises – the club can help you with this – contact us at”

Romsey Foodbank manager Eve Ibbott added: "At Romsey Foodbank, we have seen a significant rise in numbers for a whole host of different reasons. Each person visiting us has a unique story of hardship that proves to us why we are needed in our community and drives us to help create change. 

“As times get tougher for many, our donations have decreased so the ongoing generosity from the team at Braishfield Bees Youth FC has been invaluable. We are so grateful for how willing they are to support us and in turn, support our community. Both financial donations and food item donations are so important to ensure we can continue the work we do. Braishfield Bees Youth FC putting three new collection bins around Romsey makes it that much more accessible for members of the public to donate which we are very grateful for.”