Feeding the Ward

Today was spent picking up supplies to help make up crisis packs for the most vulnerable within the ward from the distribution centre based at Griffithstown in Pontypool.

The role that Garnsychan Partnership and Noddfa Church are playing is absolutely outstanding, I really can’t thank them enough for what they’re doing for the Abersychan Ward.

Covid-19 whilst causing a lot of worries, has also managed to bring out the best within the community, from volunteering to checking on neighbours or just chatting over the fence to see if each other are ok.

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster personally for me as a Councillor, seeing everyone pull together, whilst also seeing the hardship caused by this pandemic.

Noddfa Church, a real beacon of hope, with their online services and food share, have really adapted to the crisis, not just giving up and closing, but embracing the forced change to provide in other ways for their community.

Garnsychan Partnership the same, a reuse charity now on the frontline delivering crisis packs, delivering prescriptions, offering friendly call services for the elderly and vulnerable along with assisting with other organisations.

A year ago, I would never have envisioned such an outpouring of love and support for this ward and each other, it’s been really inspirational to see and fills me full of hope for the future.

I’m hoping to be out delivering crisis packs again this weekend and again thank you all for your support and understanding during these very uneasy times.

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