Councillor Giles Davies is pleased to again partner with Pastor John Funnell and Noddfa Church to launch a new ward initiative to help provide stationary items for Comprehensive aged children attending local schools.
Councillor Davies added
‘As far back as 2014, to kit out an average child cost roughly £240 with essentials for a new school term in September, adding up to £2.5bn across the UK.’
‘This is a tremendous cost at normal times, but during a Pandemic factoring in furlough, redundancies along with a shortage of earnings, we are entering a perfect storm between food on the table verses essentials for schooling’.
‘Through this project, we are hoping to take some pressure off the parent(s) or carer.’
The ‘Ready for School’ Project which will officially launch Monday 24th August will link in with the other successful schemes at Noddfa Church, such as Food Share, Uniform Donation and Home Work Club.
Donations of items, which must be new and in packaging, can be dropped off at Food Share at Noddfa 10am – Noon, Friday – Tuesday.
The scheme is also looking for local drop off points, if any organisations or businesses would like to come forward or donate to the scheme, please get in touch.