Donations to foodbank appeal surge after critical Mail article

The Trussell Trust’s Easter Appeal raised more than £50,000 in two days after a backlash on social media to a Mail on Sunday article criticising the charity.

A reporter for the Mail on Sunday had obtained food vouchers from Nottingham Citizens Advice Bureau by claiming to be unemployed as part of an investigation into abuse of the foodbank system.

But Twitter users, including the author Mark Haddon, angry at the newspapers tactics started donating to the Trussell Trust’s Help Crack UK Hunger campaign’s JustGiving page.

The fundraising total currently stands at £57,150 from 4,777 individuals. Before the Mail on Sunday’s piece was published the total had been around £2,00

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