The Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy – Janet Finch-Saunders MS – has today (16 October) spoken of her support for the work of the Rotary Club of the Conwy Valley, who are currently providing a food bank service alongside Golygfa Gwydyr.
The Conwy Valley Rotary Club is a mixed dynamic club of 18 members and was founded in 1946. Rotarians contribute in many diverse ways, helping the area to become a very special place to live, work or retire. This includes the Club’s important work in supporting local hospices, local groups and community projects.
Commending their work, Janet said:
“The Rotary provides unrivalled opportunities for individuals to connect with people from all walks of life and serve the community, both locally and worldwide. It has helped interested residents learn how to motivate, influence and lead others.
“While the Conwy Valley Club has had to cancel many of its iconic annual events, from the Bank Holiday car boot sale to the November firework display, local members have continued to dedicate their time and energies to support their fellow residents of the Conwy Valley.
“Most recently, they have begun working with Golygfa Gwydyr to operate a temporary food bank for residents of Llanrwst and rural Conwy, who have found themselves in food hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you feel that you would benefit from this offering, please check the group’s Facebook page for the necessary contact details.
“I wish to commend this excellent and selfless work. With only 18 members, the Rotary Club of the Conwy Valley tell me that they are always looking for volunteers to help with their events. They always promise a warm welcome and, who knows, you may also wish to become a long-term member!”