Hollyoaks star joins Feed a Family appeal

Former Hollyoaks and reality television star Jorgie Porter has given her backing to the Express & Star's Feed a Family This Christmas appeal.

Former Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter (right) and theatre star Keith Jack back the Express & Star's Feed a Family campaign
Former Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter (right) and theatre star Keith Jack back the Express & Star's Feed a Family campaign

The campaign, which launched November 18, will see non-perishable food and toiletries – as well as socks and hats – collected and given to good causes.

It marks the fourth year the Express & Star has launched the appeal, with four causes receiving a share of the items.

We are supporting the Black Country Foodbank, which has centres across Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall, The Well (home of the Wolverhampton Food Bank), The Good Shepherd Ministry, based in Wolverhampton, and the Cannock and District Food Bank.

As part of the campaign we are also accepting chocolates and Christmas puddings, as well as canned goods, long-life milk and fruit juice.

And now the star, who played Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, as well as appearing on Dancing on Ice and I'm A Celebrity, has backed the appeal saying it is "amazing".

She recently starred in a 30th anniversary tour of Fame which visited the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in November. Her co-star, Keith Jack, who featured on television show Any Dream Will Do, which led to his starring role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, also backed the Feed a Family appeal.

Jorgie said: "The Feed a Family campaign is really important because on Christmas Day – it is a really important day to be with your family and to be celebrated.

"To Feed a Family that is amazing – and give something back."

We have four-drop off points for your Feed a Family This Christmas donations – including the Express & Star's head office in Queen Street, Wolverhampton.

The sites include Waitrose on Marston Road in the city, Morrisons on the Black Country Route in Bilston, and Tesco Heath Hayes in the Hawks Green District Centre in Cannock.

It comes after the appeal got off to a flying start, with almost 1,500 items being donated.

Feed a Family This Christmas will run until Saturday, December 14.

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