Keen cyclist Keith Lambeth was given two bikes last year, and since he didn’t need them he renovated them and gave them to the Selby & District Foodbank to see if they would be any use as Christmas presents.
The foodbank was thrilled and the bikes went to two families in need; one enabled someone to take a job that he’d have been unable to reach without the bike.
This gave Keith and his wife, the Revd Dotty Lambeth of Derwent Deanery, the idea of organising a deanery-wide toy collection for all the children out there who wouldn’t be receiving presents at Christmas.
Their efforts were boosted by £120-worth of toys given by bikers at their annual service in Hemingbrough Memorial Garden.
Dotty and Keith were delighted with their collection of toys, and presented them to Selby & District Foodbank’s Deputy Manager and Trustee Nigel Currey.
Nigel wrote to Dotty to thank everyone involved: