THERE were cheers all round on Friday when Devizes Foodbank celebrated moving into a temporary new home with just days to go before the deadline for moving out of its old premises arrived.

Devizes MP Claire Perry joined volunteers and supporters at Devizes Hospital after the Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust agreed a no longer used part of the hospital in New Park Road could become the foodbank's new headquarters.

But the search is still on to find a permanent base as the hospital will close once a new Urgent Care Centre is built at Marshall Road and the buildings will be sold off to help pay for the new health project.

Ms Perry stepped in to help by writing to the hospital trust after letters sent by other foodbank supporters asking if a building could be used went unanswered.

Gaiger Bros warned the foodbank several months ago they would have to move from its premises in Northgate Street after eight years of rent free accommodation as the buildings are being redeveloped.

Last week staff of the building firm helped move around 10 tonnes of food between Northgate Street and the hospital so it could be ready to continue helping hundreds of people across Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey.

Foodbank co-ordinator Alan Beamish said: "I am just so thankful this is not the end of our journey."