A GROUP of local fundraisers raised nearly £6,000 for Wirral Foodbank to help "make a real difference'.

Inspired by Marcus Rashford's plea to end child food poverty in the UK, Danny de Brabender and his fundraising group #TeamDDB decided to do a number of fundraisers for the foodbank - including Mo'vember, sponsored Jogs, a Christmas Raffle, selling second hand clothes and even sponsored sit-ups.

The response and support received was phenomenal, and in just a few months this amazing amount of money was raised.

Jamie Wright of #TeamDDB said "It was great to support such a great local charity, and more importantly those less fortunate on the Wirral.

"The work Wirral Foodbank do is fantastic, and we are very proud to be part of their ongoing efforts".

#TeamDDB, born from Danny de Brabander's terminal cancer diagnosis in 2019, has now raised over £48,000 for the local community.

Danny wanted to turn his negative situation into a positive by helping other charities.

This is something Danny has recently been recognised for with the award of the prestigious 'Wirral Award 2020' from the mayor for 'Outstanding Achievement'.

In addition to fundraising, #TeamDDB also works tirelessly to raise vital awareness for Bowel Cancer, as early diagnosis will result in successful treatment in 90% of cases.

Richard Roberts of Wirral Foodbank said: "Thank you to Danny and #TeamDDB and all who have supported the various events that have taken place to raise over an incredible amount for Wirral Foodbank.

"This will be used to support the local community with emergency food support, in particular our work with local schools.

"This makes a real difference, not only in providing food but also in addressing the underlying issues".

To follow Danny and #TeamDDB's journey, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @team.ddb