Cash Boost For Local Charities

BlankImageA community recycling company Has given a cash boost to good causes across Conwy.

Crest Co-operative has given more than £2,200 to community groups struggling to fund their work in the community through its Community Fund.

Llandudno homeless drop-in centre, Hope Restored, received £500, to provide blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and other essentials.

Brenda Fogg from Hope Restored said: "It's wonderful that our work in the community has been recognised."

"We will offer the items we purchase to those in need or people who are sleeping rough. Hope Restored is the only group offering these services to homeless people in Llandudno."

"Without funds we are unable to provide the basic necessities of life for homeless people in the area."

In 2012-2013 Crest, a non for profit company, will be injecting £10,000 back into the community with grants awarded four times a year.

The social enterprise operates various recycling enterprises in the county, which create work opportunities for Conwy's unemployed and adults with learning disabilities.

Llandudno Multi Disability football club has received funds to buy tracksuits and Llysfaen Village Hall scooped £400 to purchase bowls equipment.

Children from Cylch Meithrin Maelgwn have been awarded £500 for IT equipment and Pebels Residents' Association, Pensarn, scooped £484 to install a new bike rack on the promenade.

Sharon Jones, director of Crest Co-operative, said: "One of Crests core aims is to make our community a better place."

"The funds will be used to improve the lives of local people."