Colchester Charity Receives Generous Donation

Colchester Foodbank has received a generous donation of £400 from Alice Goss’s Without Walls project.


Michael Beckett and Alice Goss at Colchester Foodbank

Michael Beckett and Alice Goss at Colchester Foodbank

Without Walls was a labour of love taking two years’ work and considerable time and effort from everyone who has contributed to the book compiled by Alice Goss.


The book features poems about Colchester Castle, Boudica, the Siege, Battle of the Headgate, Minories, Jumbo Water Tower, Colchester’s ghosts, Castle Park, Colne Light Ship, Colchester Zoo, Firstsite, Colchester’s Arts Centre, our military heritage and many more.


The book includes poems by: Luke Wright, Kit Wright, David Canning, Martin Newell, Mike Harwood and many more local and recognised poets. It’s the history of Colchester in verse.


The book is available now at Red Lion Bookshop, where they are selling out fast as supply is limited. The proceeds from the sale of the book go towards supporting Colchester’s homeless charities. There are a number of different agencies in Colchester that have benefited from this project, including the Foodbank which Alice visited to make the £400 donation.


Michael Beckett, Foodbank Manager at Colchester Foodbank said:
“We are really amazed at how generous local people like Alice have been with their time and effort. This is a lovely book and we are delighted and very thankful for the support we have been given by Alice and her team.”


“This is the busiest time of year for the Foodbank anyway, December usually has twice as much food donated as a normal month, twice as many clients and twice as many general inquiries. We have put the £400 donation towards Colchester Foodbank charity’s Food HQ premises fund launched in May 2018 which has so far raised £33,204.”


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