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Dagenham and Redbridge FC donate food to Dawson Christian Centre

PUBLISHED: 12:47 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:24 30 December 2014

Some of the food donated by Dagenham and Redbridge FC to the Dawson Christian Centre food bank.

Some of the food donated by Dagenham and Redbridge FC to the Dawson Christian Centre food bank.

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Dawson Centre Food Bank benefits from Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s Silent Night Carol Concert success

A carol concert held by Dagenham and Redbridge FC raised £162.75 for Dawson Christian Centre Food Bank.

Managing Director Steve Thompson MBE and Rev Kieran Bush, club chaplain, bought Christmas food with the cash and brought it to the food bank on December 19.

Steve said: “The club prides itself at being at the heart of the community.”

Pavilion Brass provided music at the concert held to commemorate the centenary of the First World War’s football truce in the trenches on Christmas Eve between British and German troops.

And Asda Dagenham provided mince pies for about 140 spectators, who heard Christmas readings led by Rev Bush.

Steve added: “It was great that the people who had attended had been so generous.

“The concert and the donation showed the real spirit of Christmas.”

The concert, held on December 13, was sponsored by Oakleafe and Dagenham Parish Church.

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