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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Food Share distributes 300 VE Day gift packs to the elderly

* Some of the volunteers involved in distributing the gift packs.

Llangollen Food Share members are celebrating the massive achivement of distributing 300 VE Day 75th anniversary gift packs to the town's elderly people.

Those living in Llangollen's care homes and sheltered or supported accommodation each received a special pack containing a cake, an apple, a note and a commemorative keepsake.  

* Packs made up ready to go out.
The distribution was made possible thanks to funding from Llangollen Town Council, Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group, Llangollen Foodshare, and a generous contribution from an anonymous donor who was a baby when the war ended in Europe on May 8, 1945.

The gift packs went out to coincide with the Town Council’s live streaming of its virtual Stay at Home VE Day Party yeterday (Friday) afternoon.

* A souvenir included in the packs.

Steve Kennedy of the Swan Inn at Pontfadog, who has done much to help the town’s coronavirus support group, used his culinary skills and his kitchen to produce homemade cakes for the gift packs. 

Dee Valley Produce has given 300 apples to go in the packs and Gecko T-shirts produced the bespoke VE Day anniversary keepsakes. 

Cat Meade, co-ordinator of the coronavirus support group, assisted with the demographics and contents and its volunteers distributed the packs this Thursday and Friday.

Food Share's Kalamity Wild posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon: "I cannot thank you all enough! 300 VE Day gift bags made and distributed to many of Llangollen's elders, an idea we had only a week ago... you wonderful lot! đŸĽ°
"Stephanie Mitchell Jen Davis Jane Louise Tornado from Llangollen Zero Waste and Food Share for making and distributing the gift bags đŸ›;
"Cat Meade, Nick, Lisa Griffiths, Mel, Barry and Robin from Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group for transport and distribution đŸš;
"Stephen Kennedy at The Swan Inn, Pontfadog, and Amelia at Pretty Vintage Tearoom and Barista Coffee for baking hundreds of cakes đŸ°;
"Jenny Coppock and Andy Coppock at Llangollen Tshirts - InfiniteTee UK for sourcing and printing 300 coasters to our bespoke design đŸ´ó §ó ˘ó ˇó Źó łó żđŸ‡ŹđŸ‡§;
"Wayne Siddall and Samantha Fletcher at Dee Valley veg for 300 delicious red apples đŸŽ;
"Rose Brown for making masks for all our volunteers đŸ˜ˇ;
"And Gareth Thomas at Llangollen Town Council and a generous local donor for inspiring and helping to fund the project." đŸ‘.

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