We need to recover from the pandemic together, as a community and that is why I am working to support individuals, groups and businesses in order to help our town recover.
As the country has reopened, I have been looking for and then celebrating the local heroes that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to support their communities to say thank you and well done.
Knowing that the past year has been financially difficult for many, I have been supporting charities and community groups that need financial assistance. I have helped secure alternative funding streams from places such as the Postcode Lottery, the National Lottery, Wales & West Utilities, and the Moondance Foundation. For example, a local church recently obtained £20,000 of funding for repairs, for which I assisted in the application; Holt Community Gardens received nearly £2000 in grant money facilitated by me; and the Victoria Park Residents Association were granted funding following an application that I supported too.
These grants, along with the other funding I have helped facilitate, will all go towards making sure these community groups can continue making a positive difference in our community after the pandemic, helping our town to recovery in the process.
Over the summer, I will be starting a search for Wrexham’s Best Pubs to showcase the amazing hospitality opportunities in Wrexham and to help the industry get back on its feet. As a former brewer, Wrexham’s pubs and breweries have an important place in my heart, which is why I will be celebrating Wrexham’s pubs and getting people back in them!