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Stockport boy forfeits Christmas presents for Food Bank

Kane Rigney donates food to the Food Bank at at Stockport South Food Bank Chelwood Baptist Church Photo:

This year's must have toys and games will top the Christmas lists for many kids.

However, big-hearted Kane Rigney has a very different wish. It all started when his younger brother and sister donated to Stockport's Food Bank as part of their harvest festival day at school Food Bank is a charity appeal providing essential food supplies for those struggling beneath the poverty line in the UK.

Kane was so moved by the cause that he later told his parents he didn't want any Christmas presents, but wanted bags of food to donate to Food Bank instead!

The youngster's generous spirit has inspired the family business to get involved with the appeal.

Kane's parents Phil and Chloe Rigney are both part of KMD Recycling; an IT and computer parts recycling business in Stockport.

The whole family agreed it was a worthy cause and now contribute £500 a month to the appeal in addition to donations of £1,000 worth of food and Christmas hampers worth £1,500.

"We're very proud of Kane- it was very thoughtful of him to put those in need before himself," explains dad and Director Phil Rigney

"When he told us all about the work Food Bank does, Chloe and I decided we'd like to help out too."

"At Christmas dinner there's usually too much to go around and poverty seems thousands of miles away. The reality is some families and individuals in the UK are unable to afford essential food, but suffer in silence. They may even live on your street. Please donate to this very worthy cause if you can. Your donation, whether big or small will make a real difference for someone this Christmas."