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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blaze supply drop organiser calls for more help

* Supply drop organiser Cat Meade (left), pictured with Llangollen Deputy Mayor Issy Richards, who has also been heavily involved, says help is still needed.
The organiser of the massive operation to deliver food and drinks to firefighters tackling the mountain blaze above Llangollen says help is still needed, especially from hotels.
Crews are still in attendance on the scorched moorland which was has been burning for well over a week.

Since last Thursday Cat Meade from Wingetts estate agents in Castle Street has been running a relay of deliveries by a team of volunteer drivers up to the Horseshoe Pass area.
She also set up an online appeal for funds which currently stands at well over £1,000.

But Cat told llanblogger today (Wednesday) that the work must go on and she spoke of the need for businesses to get involved.
She said: “Gofund sits at £1,500 of which we have above £200 left.

“We've been doing three drops a day since last Thursday. The deliveries are costing about £250 a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re also using cash donations to buy supplies.
“We plan to continue until Saturday but we are running out of funds quickly.

“Over 20 volunteers have been doing food deliveries. Tesco at Cefn Mawr has been helping daily along with Home Bargains, Stans and Chirk McDonalds but now we need hotel people with catering facilities on board to help.”
Cat added: “We have been overwhelmed by the level of public support we’ve had with daily donations.

“I’d also like to mention one lady from Oswestry, Pam Metcalf, who has been amazing and has just done her fourth drop-off of supplies.”
Pam said on Facebook: “I wanted to help and do my bit. I love Llangollen like so many others. The Horseshoe Pass is breathtakingly beautiful.

“The men and women firefighters were fighting hard against the elements, I couldn’t sit back and ignore it.
“Then I saw a post by Cat Meade and I was on a mission. So to the firefighters and the community of Llangollen, glad we could help and give you all support.”

* To donate to the appeal, go to:

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