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Trade union continues to keep the community together

31st August 2018

“That’s what it’s all about, we are a close knit community and we try our best to support each other…”

A local group of retired workers recently held a family fundraiser day at Port Talbot Cricket Club with the support of their trade union, Community. The invite was extended out to members in the area and their families, with the intention of bringing people together and to raise money for local charities.

The Community Wales team pictured at the fundraiser with the local families

Speaking after the event, Community Branch Secretary John Tetsill said: “The weather wasn’t as good as we had hoped it to be but it didn’t dampen our spirits, everyone that came along had a great time.

“We gave out hot dogs and burgers for the children, and the parents enjoyed spending time together whilst raising money for a local homeless charity. That’s what it’s all about, we are a close knit community and we try our best to support each other.”

Another Community member, Sammy Jenkins, said: “The support we have received from local businesses has been superb, from Mandy’s Burger van to the Cricket club for letting us host the event at their venue and also for generously donating to our chosen charity.

“It was also great to see Community’s recognised solicitors, Watkins & Gunn, giving out free legal advice and guidance to everyone that attended the day… All in all a great success and I’m sure we will go from strength to strength in the future.”

Community regularly offers donations to support great initiatives at work and in the community. If you want us in your corner, you can join Community by clicking here.