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Blind Veterans UK supporting food bank during lockdown

Published on 26 Jan 2021

Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno centre have been supporting the Llanfairfechan food bank in their local community during the lockdown period.

The charity has been supporting the foodbank since December on a weekly basis. Mike Priestley, Transport Driver at Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno centre, has been delivering food out to the local community as part of the partnership. He says:

“I would like to thank everyone at Blind Veterans for their support and giving me the opportunity to help some of our residents during these very difficult times”.

Llanfairfechan food bank is a community led organisation which helps many families and individuals in the local area. Like for many organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on resources, and they rely on voluntary help more than ever.

Blind Veterans UK are helping the foodbank for four hours a week and are also looking at opportunities to provide resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. 

“It has been a pleasure to work collaboratively with the local community, by providing the resource and the transport to support for such a worthy cause”
Paul
Facilities Manager at Blind Veterans UK
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Blind Veterans UK staff supporting Llanfairfechan food bank during lockdown
“It was an absolute delight to be told that Blind Veterans UK would support Llanfairfechan Foodbank. We have been extremely grateful to Mike Priestley who has assisted the Foodbank in many ways. Such partnerships are essential to our communities and I am confident that our joint working will promote and develop both organisations”.
Penny Andow
Chair of Llanfairfechan Foodbank