Billy's birthday trolley dash for foodbank

December 22 2018

WHEN Billy Neale’s mum asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he decided he didn’t really want anything

So the teenager from Emersons Green asked his mum Helen if he could spend the money she had put aside to help other people instead.

She gave him £100 and he went to Asda in Longwell Green  to buy donations for the Resound Foodbank in Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield.

This is despite supermarkets being a challenging environment for Billy – he has nine conditions, including autism and Tourette’s syndrome.

The 19-year-old went with his carer, Justine Guatieri, and bought 57kg of supplies, including enough food for 63 meals, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and nappies.