The donations are rolling in after a food bank in Hounslow appealed for help to ensure no one goes hungry this Christmas.

Hounslow Community FoodBox has received two major donations in the last fortnight, which between them will feed some 300 of the borough's poorest people.

The Rotary Club of Heston and Isleworth last Thursday handed over enough turkey plus all the trimmings to provide a festive feast for up to 180 struggling residents.

The generous donation, which was topped up with 45 large boxes of chocolates from Iceland in Feltham, was delivered to the food bank's HQ at Brickfield Community Centre, in Brentford. It will be distributed to those most in need in time for Christmas.

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The previous Friday, SEGA Europe, which is based in Brentford's Great West Road, dropped off Christmas hampers for more than 100 people.

Earlier that week, on Tuesday, December 2, about a dozen volunteers from Brentford-based pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline descended on the charity's HQ.

They spent the day handling referrals, packing parcels and arranging deliveries, as well as tidying up the charity's store cupboard.

Meanwhile, Isleworth businessman Ian Hutchins has provided 200 Christmas food hampers to elderly members of the Royal British Legion, which supports war veterans.

SEGA staff and Hounslow Community FoodBox volunteers with some of the food the gaming company has donated

Mr Hutchins, who is director of Ron Smith Recycling, teamed up with Isleworth ward councillor Sue Sampson to present the hampers to Diane Gleeson, manager of Isleworth RBL, last Friday (December 12).

Ms Sampson said: "Thanks to Ian Hutchins, we are able to make these donations to local elderly residents, who will be home alone this Christmas.

"He grew up in Isleworth and has become a very successful local businessman. He wants to make sure that no one goes without this Christmas, especially his elderly neighbours in Isleworth."

Isleworth RBL meets on the first Monday of each month, at 7.30pm, in North Street, Isleworth.

* Hounslow Community FoodBox has set up collection points for people to drop off non-perishable food in the run-up to Christmas at: Isleworth Leisure Centre, in Twickenham Road; Martins Newsagents, in Brentford High Street; and the South Street Café, in Shrewsbury Walk, Isleworth. For more information about the charity and the items needed, visit hounslowfoodbox.org.uk