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Cornish Families Plan a Budget Christmas

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7:01am 17th December 2012

A Pirate FM survey has revealed most of us in Cornwall are planning to spend less than £300 on Christmas.

That is either less than or the same as last year.

The figure includes everything from presents to food to decorations.

Wadebridge Foodbank says desperate families have meant demand has more than tripled in a year.

Around four thousand children are living on the brink of poverty in north Cornwall.

Project manager Jacqui White said: "It's more than I would ever have dreamed or imagined to be honest with you and we're getting it all the time.

"People are saying, 'I lasted this long, I just can't last any longer' or they're feeding their children and then walking out the door and into the garden for a little while, then coming back when their children have eaten.

"We've had a client in who, last week, could feed their family and this week, because of family issues that have happened, they now have no money at all and no money for the next four, five or six weeks. There's been a clerical error and they have no safety net."

7:01am 17th December 2012

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