A food bank has created a “joyous and slightly ramshackle” Christmas music video to inspire people to donate this festive season.
The team at Southend Foodbank got together with ‘local folk heroes’, brilliantly named The Famous Potatoes, and have created their own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
But they’ve switched out the famous lyrics (partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens… we could go on) with the food donations they most need this Christmas.
Cass Francis, communications and campaigns coordinator at Southend Foodbank, had the idea for The Twelve Crates of Christmas earlier this year.
“I’d half-jokingly asked our volunteer Keith Baxter if the folk band he’s in would be interested in recording it,” Francis said. “It all became a reality in October when I wrote the new words, and The Potatoes set about recording it.
“We wanted the song to be joyous and slightly ramshackle in nature – and I think that’s exactly what we’ve managed to achieve. The video was especially fun to record – and we hope this comes across.”