Funding supports Anglesey community work

Magnox staff member Sion Griffiths is already volunteering for Amlwch Foodbank

Magnox staff member Sion Griffiths is already volunteering for Amlwch Foodbank

The money has been granted to Anglesey County Council to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The council plans to invest the money into provisions for Amlwch Foodbank and the ‘Neges’ food distribution project. It will also buy 3D printers for Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones to make protective visors for key workers and volunteers.

The funding forms part of the 12 grants, worth £300,000 in total, Magnox has made available to local authorities or charities where a Magnox site is located.

Gwen Parry-Jones, Magnox Chief Executive, said:

Many community groups are carrying out positive work, supporting the most vulnerable in their areas. This work is vital, and a key part of Magnox’s response to COVID-19 is to help other organisations deal with the pandemic wherever we can.

In this time of national crisis, Magnox has agreed with the NDA that we should make available up to £25,000 at each site from the Magnox Socio-economic Scheme for use by local community groups on COVID-19 related activities. Magnox is committed to assisting the communities surrounding our sites, as our communities have supported us for over 50 years, and we hope this funding will go some way to supporting the essential work being delivered.

Anglesey County Council Leader and Talybolion county councillor, Llinos Medi, added: “We’re extremely grateful to Magnox and the NDA for this funding which will help support vulnerable residents and communities across north Anglesey during these unprecedented and difficult times.”

“The funding will, of course, be put to good use as we work with community partners and volunteers to ensure local communities are as resilient as possible in light of this terrible Coronavirus pandemic.

“Whilst this funding will help north Anglesey, the County Council will also make every effort to ensure there is similar provision in other parts of the Island, to ensure parity.”

Chair of Wylfa’s Site Stakeholder Group and Councillor for the Twrcelyn Ward, Aled Morris Jones, added: “What Magnox and the NDA have done to support communities, financially and through provision of equipment, is very generous. That staff have given of their time to volunteer to assist in their communities is inspirational. It shows the nuclear family coming together to support each other. We will beat this virus together and we will all meet again in happier times.”

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