HORIZON NEWS - 09.10.2017

Men in Sheds gets a grant from Horizon

A group of gardening enthusiasts will be able to grow a bumper crop of fruit and vegetables all year round, thanks to a charitable donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.

The Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group, based at the Gwelfor Community Centre in Holyhead and a member of Men’s Shed Cymru, was formed to create a support network for retired men from Holyhead and Anglesey.  The group brings members who enjoy gardening and outdoor activities together, helping them combat loneliness by sharing their skills and developing friendships.
 
Using the donation from Horizon, the group has bought a new polytunnel, enabling the gardeners to grow more vegetables from seed, to supply the Gwelfor Community Centre with fresh produce all year round.
 
Members of the Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group are also planning to become more active members of the community as a result of the donation, by sharing their green-fingered tips with various groups, including Llanfawr Primary School, Morawelon Youth Group and the Meithrinfa Morlo nursery. Separately, Horizon has also made a donation to the nursery in support of a new oven, which will mean it can provide more home-cooked food for the children.
 
Delyth Owen, Community Involvement Officer at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support the Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group. It’s such a worthy cause that does a great deal of good work in the local community. Our donation will help them step up their brilliant efforts to produce even more delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables, and help their membership grow.”
 
Allan Huband, at Morlo Community Men’s Sheds, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Horizon for helping us to buy a new polytunnel. It’s an essential piece of equipment that we’ve been trying to purchase for a while, as our membership has expanded, so we now have the capacity to do even more within the local community with the right equipment to support us.
 
“We’re aiming to supply the Gwelfor Community Centre’s kitchen with our home-grown fruit and vegetables for the weekly lunch club, which provides a hot two course meal for up to 40 retired, lonely or lower income people at a reduced cost. It’s a vital service and we’re thrilled we’ll be able to support it.”
 
More information on Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support & Sponsorship scheme is available on its website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/about/community-support.
 
To find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com, call 0800 954 9516, or follow Horizon on Twitter @horizonnuclear and Instagram ‘horizonnuclear’.
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
Greg Evans with Men's Sheds