10 December 2018
Blaenavon Town Council has made a donation to a local charity that people across Torfaen depend upon to help them put food on the table.
TRAC2, which has operated from a shop in Trevethin for the past six years, sells a range of products at low prices and also gives furniture, clothing, food, fuel and white goods to members of the community in need.
In just the past year, TRAC2 has donating a staggering 4,500 items to families and individuals in need - 535 of them to Blaenavon residents.
Mayor Cllr Gareth Davies recently presented Manager and Community Co-ordinator Sue Malson with a cheque for £250, which the charity intends to use towards the purchase of essential items such as cutlery and crockery.
“It’s a tragedy in this day and age that organisations like TRAC2 have to exist,” said Cllr Davies. “It’s shocking that so many people from Blaenavon have found themselves in the situation of having to come forward for help.
“As it is, we’re very grateful for committed volunteers like Sue and her team making sure the basics are there for people who need them.”
Sue Malson said: “I’m so proud of everything TRAC2 has accomplished this year. Working together, we have helped provide families with beds to sleep in, cutlery to eat with, clothes to wear, gas and electric to light and heat their homes and food to eat.
“We go out and purchase these items, but that’s clearly not sustainable, and we depend on organisations such as the Town Council for support. We’re very grateful for this donation, which will make a difference to some people’s lives this Christmas.”
• TRAC2 can be contacted on 01495 764078, www.trac2.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org