The Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon Events take place in the city centre on Sunday (6 September) from 8am.

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Even if you are not participating, you are being urged to head to West Park and offer your support throughout the morning.

Volunteers from the City of Wolverhampton Council's Economic Inclusion team will also be in a tent, in West Park, between 8am and 1pm on the day collecting food bank items, such as food and toiletries.

Wolverhampton's food banks, which help hundreds of people in the city each week, are running low on supplies, and so the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Ian Brookfield, is appealing for people to spare any items they can.

He said: "There is a desperate need for extra food and toiletries to enable local organisations to help some of the city's most vulnerable people.

"We know the good people of Wolverhampton are already tremendously supportive of our city's food banks, but if anyone does have any items which they can spare, we'd love them to make a donation to our appeal."

Among the items which can be donated are tinned and dried food, rice, pasta and pasta sauces, soup, vegetables, meat, cereal, and cereal bars, long life fruit juices, squash, long life milk, tea, coffee, and desserts. Toiletries include soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, baby wipes, nappies, disposable razors and shaving foam.

If you are looking for parking at the Carvers Marathon event, the Stan Cullis and Waterloo Road car parks at Molineux have been made available for £2 all day.

All proceeds from the parking will directly benefit the marathon charities.

  • released: Friday 4 September, 2015