BARROVIANS have expressed their thanks after BAE Systems donated £30k to Barrow Foodbank after the charity's base in the town was broken into and vandalised.

The donation forms part of BAE Systems' community investment programme and its commitment to supporting local communities where its employees live and work.

No food was stolen in the raid but thousands of pounds' worth of damage was caused at the facility in Abbey Road.

Gwen Corris said: "Wow a fantastic donation for great needs well done shipyard."

Aaron Jackson said: "You think how many happy families there will be now, over the festive period, absolutely amazing job, so many happy memories made, it's what Christmas is all about."

Dave J Taylor said: "BAE Systems have gone above and beyond through the whole of the pandemic. There are many vulnerable and elderly that have and will benefit from what they have done. Well done BAE I am proud to be employed by you. I wouldn't have said that 3 years ago."

Audrey Dobson said: "Wow, fantastic donation, in time of great needs!"

Gail Crompton said: "Fantastic news big shout out to the shipyard."

Michelle Gunter said: "That is fantastic news for the food bank and for everyone that needs a little help from them from time to time." Gillian Monney said: "Wow that's fantastic well done shipyard."

Barbara Broadhead said: "Brilliant generosity from BAE and a wonderful surprise for the Food Bank."

Gheko said: "How very sad that these places are needed in the first place, are we something like the fifth richest economy, Well done BAE Systems."

Chad Charles said: "Amazing ... well done to the shipyard."