A MASSIVE well done to the St John Ambulance Cymru Ammanford Cadets, who have been working hard to collect donations for their local food bank to help those in the community who need it most.
The Cadets, their leaders and members of the Division pulled together to collect a huge amount of food for families in need in their area.
The Ammanford Food Bank supplies food for those in the community who are struggling financially. It’s presence is even more important in these financially unstable times. Stephen Cook, a St John Ambulance Cymru member who helped to arrange donation drop offs and the Foodbank’s collection, said:
“All Cadets made every effort in supporting the Ammanford Food Bank with donations.”
“The amount that was donated was more than what we could have hoped, we are so happy to support the foodbank at these difficult times.”
“With us being based in Ammanford, we found it essential to support the local cause; helping families in our community.”
Paul Kennedy, Support Manager for the Ammanford Food Bank, expressed his gratitude:
“We are very grateful to the Ammanford St John Ambulance Cymru Cadets for the donations they gathered recently. They are helping people in their community who are facing a financial crisis this winter.”
“Their donations will help prevent many people throughout the Amman Valley having to choose between heating their homes or putting a meal on the table, a decision faced by far too many in the current economic crisis.”
“The shelf-stable items they’ve donated, such as UHT milk, tinned meats, tinned vegetables and porridge set a good example of the types of food we’d gratefully receive throughout the coming months, to continue helping those in need. “
Stephen Cook spoke on behalf of the whole of St John Ambulance Cymru when he said he was “extremely proud” of the Ammanford Cadets and all they did to assist the foodbank. The Cadets’ efforts are a perfect example of St John Ambulance Cymru’s mission, to save lives and enhance the health and well-being in communities in Wales.
St John Ambulance Cymru’s youth programs are committed to providing Wales with a new generation of lifesavers, to find out more visit www.sjacymru.org.uk/en/page/young-people.