Linvoy asks fans to bring their beans

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YOUNGSTERS are once again being urged to bring their beans to Fratton Park.

The initiative is run by Faith and Football, and asks that Pompey fans donate non-perishable goods as part of the charity’s own harvest festival-style drive.

The goods will then be delivered to those who need them the most, via the Salvation Army, St Simon’s Sunday Suppers and the Portsmouth Food Bank.

The drive follows on from last year’s inaugural Bring Your Beans charity drive, which was thought up by Pompey legend Linvoy Primus.

The food drive will be launched by Linvoy in Fratton Park’s main car park between midday and 2pm on Wednesday, October 26.

Marvin Mant, project manager for the Portsmouth Food Bank, said: ‘For us, the Bring Your Beans drive is a lifeline.

‘It’s absolutely brilliant.

‘Those in need include the homeless, recently- released prisoners, and people who find themselves in hard times.’

Linvoy’s long-term aim is to hold the food drive twice a year to help as many people as he can.

He said: ‘This is such a good way to help the local community and people who, for whatever reason, are in need of assistance.

‘So go on, bring your beans – and other items – and make a difference!’