Wheelabrator Technologies the US based firm behind Parc Adfer the ‘energy-from-waste’ facility being constructed on Deeside Industrial Park has announced the organisations which will benefit from a £50,000 .
The first round of Wheelabrator’s community fund will support local community groups and organisations that directly benefit the Flintshire County Council wards of Connah’s Quay, Shotton, Garden City, Queensferry and Aston.
Local community groups including Connah’s Quay Old Peoples’ Association, the disabled children’s charity Daffodils, St John Ambulance Deeside Division, Ysgol Croes Atti, Eye 2 Eye and Dangerpoint Ltd will all benefit from the funding.
Wheelabrator’s UK Managing Director Paul Green said;
“We believe our social responsibility begins with the communities in which our facilities operate and our customers live and our employees work, we want to make a positive contribution to our local communities and this first round of community grants will help to make a real difference to the organisations supported.
We’re committed to serving as an actively engaged community partner and maintaining strong working relationships with our host communities and surrounding areas”
Funding provided to the Connah’s Quay Old Peoples’ Association will be used to enhance its headquarters.
Daffodils will be hosting an Easter celebration for disabled children at Connah’s Quay Naval Club and Eye 2 Eye, will be providing ‘sing along a lunches’ for registered blind people at the St Andrews Community Hub, Garden City with the funding.
The St John Ambulance Deeside Division are buying two new defibrillators for use at community events across Deeside and Flintshire more widely and Ysgol Croes Atti will be using its funding to fund new outdoor learning areas in the school playground.
Dangerpoint will use their grant to host visits for 130 pupils from three Deeside schools at the Dangerpoint Deeside Area Safety Project.