Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Help Farepak families

Today, I have been pleased to give my full support to a fundraising campaign that has been set up to help local families affected by Farepak Food & Gifts Ltd going into liquidation and leaving its customers without their Christmas hampers and presents.

The campaign, which is being organised by the Bridgend branch of Peter Morgan Estate Agents, aims to raise money to provide those people, who are facing the festive period without the gifts and food they have ordered, with something to look forward to over Christmas.

The news that thousands of hardworking people, who have been putting money aside to help them cope with the costs of Christmas and have now been left high and dry by Farepak is desperately disappointing. Many young families and pensioners, in particular, are devastated that they have been put in a position where they have nothing to enjoy the festivities with.

It is extremely pleasing to see the local community pulling together at a time like this and I am giving my full backing to Peter Morgan Estate Agents who are donating their time and effort to set up a fund which I am sure will go a long way to easing the distress of Farepak’s customers in Bridgend and across South Wales.

I am urging the residents and business people of Bridgend to help make this appeal a success and donate as much as they can, large or small. Once it has all been collected, replacement goods will then be distributed to those families who need it most enabling them to enjoy Christmas after all.

Donations can be made at Peter Morgan Estate Agents, 16 Dunraven Place, Bridgend, CF31 1JD (01656 667100). As well as cash donations, non perishable goods and other items suitable for inclusion in a hamper will also be accepted.

Bridgend customers of Farepak affected by its financial problems can register to become a beneficiary of the fundraising campaign at the same address. They will need their latest Farepak invoice, proof of address (e.g. utility bill) and proof of ID (e.g. passport or driver’s licence).


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