A FOODBANK is ensuring that mums in need do not miss out this Mother's Day.

Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank is hoping for people to donate extra to make the women's lives a little easier.

The organisation, part of the Trussell Trust network, says the special day can be difficult for women facing crisis, especially for mums who are unable to provide food for their families or afford basic toiletries.

So, as Mother’s Day approaches, the charity is calling for donations of shampoo, sanitary products, nappies, shower gel and toothpaste to help local women and their children.

Foodbank manager Alex Malone said: “Every day at the foodbank we meet mums from across Farnworth and Kearsley who share heart-breaking stories about struggling to afford food for the family.

"No mum should feel like they have let their children down because something outside their control, like illness or a delayed benefit payment, has thrown the family into crisis– that’s why we give not only emergency food but also talk over a cuppa about what’s going on and what local help is available.

"Unsurprisingly, toiletries are not the first thing most people think of when they’re donating to a foodbank, but they do make a huge difference in restoring some normality when you’re at the point of crisis.

"Whatever you are able to give this Mother’s Day will help local mums who are struggling to know that there are people who care.”

Anyone interested in helping the foodbank can donate at www.farnworthkearsley.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/ or drop off donations at The Well, Trafford Street.