The Big Help Project came together with friends and supporters across the community this month to recognise the charity's achievements at their annual celebration evening.

The event, which was held at The Venue in Huyton, celebrated the work of the Big Help Project in alleviating poverty and hunger in Knowsley and the surrounding area.

The Big Help Project was founded as Knowsley Foodbank in 2011, and now operates multiple projects addressing the root causes of poverty including unemployment and debt, as well as the foodbank provision which is delivered through a network of ten distribution centres across the borough.

CEO Barry Cooper explained: "It is an outrage that there is a need for foodbanks at all, and we are working every day towards a day when food is within the means of all and Knowsley Foodbank is no longer necessary. However, until that day, we will recognise the achievements of the individuals and teams that bring these vital services to people in desperate need. We could not do this without the generosity of so many people, from our volunteers to our corporate sponsors, and we thank everyone involved with the Big Help Project, and all those who shared our evening with us, for their support."

The evening included a prize draw which, including match funding from BarclayCard, raised over £2,500 for the Big Help Project. Further information about the work of the Big Help Project is available on their website at www.big-help.info or by calling the office on 0151 546 0470.