Our Easter appeal to benefit local foodbanks
Our Easter egg appeal has resulted in hundreds of eggs being donated by staff and residents. The eggs will be donated to the The Trussell Trust, which operates a number of foodbanks in the Torfaen area.
Ysgrifennwyd gan Marcus—
18 Maw, 2016
Our Easter egg appeal has resulted in hundreds of eggs being donated by staff and residents. The eggs will be donated to the The Trussell Trust, which operates a number of foodbanks in the Torfaen area. The Trust will pass on the eggs to struggling families across south Wales, who visit their local foodbank. Over 600 eggs have been donated by Melin Homes’ staff, local businesses and contractors as well as members of the public.
Torfaen MP Nick Symonds-Thomas, Mayor of Torfaen Cllr Giles Davies and Tony Graham from the Trussell Trust visited our offices in Pontypool to view the donations so far and urge people to donate more.
Mr Symonds-Thomas said; “Melin’s appeal for Easter eggs has been a great success so far, but I am asking those who can to keep donating. These eggs really put a smile on the face of children who might otherwise not be able to enjoy some chocolate this Easter.”
Mayor Davies said; “I must admit I was overwhelmed at the generosity of people who have donated well over 600 eggs to a great cause. The generosity of all involved will mean a much happier Easter for those families struggling at the moment and I thank all involved.”
Deputy Chief Executive at Melin, Peter Crockett said; “I can’t thank the staff, contractors, local businesses and the local politicians who have helped make this happen. Even though I know how generous everyone has been, I think to get over 600 eggs to donate to the Trust has surprised us all. We hope this brings a bit of joy this Easter to families in need.”
The eggs will be collected until March 22nd.