Sirhowy Valley Hub has secured £500 worth of building materials from Selco Builders Warehouse through the Community Heroes campaign. The hub, on Maindee Road in Ynysddu, offers a food pantry with affordable products as well as a safe environment for visitors to have a chat and receive support.
Jamie Arr, founder of Sirhowy Valley Hub, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to receive this support from Selco. We launched as a food pantry giving people the chance to purchase 20 items for just £5. Many of the products have been donated by local supermarkets or by groups in the area. It’s open to absolutely everyone and helps people with the rising cost of living. These are tough times so if people can save some money on food and essentials they have extra funds for bills. With the money from Selco we’re looking to buy some flooring and decorating materials, which will help make the meeting space much more comfortable for our clients. It’s somewhere where they can go, have a chat, a piece of cake and be signposted to any support they need. We can’t wait to get to work.”
Carine Jessamine, Selco marketing director, added: “We’re delighted to be able to support Sirhowy Valley Hub and the tremendous work they do in Newport. It’s a really hard time financially for many people so groups like this can make all the difference. We look forward to welcoming Jamie into branch and helping him find all of the products he needs to completely revamp this room.”