Our season-long partnership with Luton Town Foodball Club drew to a close last night with a fundraising dinner in the club's Eric Morecambe Lounge.

The evening was hosted by our own Sufian Sadiq, with many local business people and dignitaries in attendance, including Hatters chairman David Wilkinson.

The partnership with Luton Foodbank has been a tremendous success this season. We'd like to thank everyone that has helped us to raise over £18,000 and we hope that we have also helped to raise the profile of the incredible work they do supporting people in our community at desperate times in their lives.

David Wilkinson

The menu for the dinner was put together a month ago, during the Cook-off event at Central Bedfordshire College in Dunstable. A number of students from the college, and two teams of chefs from Luton Town FC, Inspire FM, Luton Foodbank and Bartham Group competed to have their creations served on the night. The ingredients used to create the dishes were taken from a standard Luton Foodbank food parcel.

The evening, which was sponsored by Electrolux and AB Fruits, was a huge success. It helped to add more than £1,000 to the grand total raised since the partnership began last July. At the end of the evening, David Wilkinson presented a cheque for £18,013 to Liz Stringer, Chair of Luton Foodbank.

Luton Foodbank has received fantastic support from LTFC since being named its Club Charity of the Year 2018/19. Fundraising activities included the dedicated match day (for which shirt sponsors Indigo Residential surrendered their place on the shirts for the match against Fleetwood Town), auction prizes at the LTFC Christmas and End-of-season dinners, a football tournament, shirt auction, and more.