Josh Taylor becomes ambassador for East Lothian food initiative
The Sunday Fresh Chicken Dinner Boxes project which delivers food parcels to families in need was set up two years ago by Jane Russell and is in the process of becoming a charity.
Unified light-welterweight champion Josh, from Haddington, has been involved in the project for the past year and spent Christmas collecting supplies and helping to pack the food parcels.
And the 30-year-old boxer’s fiancée Danielle Murphy has also agreed to get involved and has recently become a trustee for the organisation.
Danielle has regularly volunteered over the past year and helped out over the festive period by helping Josh pack the food parcels.
The couple spent three days packing soup parcels, hampers and a three-course Christmas dinner which were distributed to grateful families.
And in just five hours on Christmas Eve, project members handed out enough food to help feed more than 1,500 residents in East Lothian.
Organiser Jane admitted she was “delighted” to have Josh on board and said: “It was such a busy day, we are so grateful to Josh to take the time to help us.
“He gave up his time, rolled up his sleeves and got involved.
“We are so grateful to Josh for all his support to us last year. He really is a top guy, helping people in our community in times of need.”
For more information on the dinner boxes initiative, visit facebook.com/eastboxes