St David’s Hospice: local community donates profits from metal recycling

Yard Manager Julie Gray with Yard Hands Sion Roberts and Patrick Murphy
Arch Motors and its clients raise over £10,000

Written by Marie Lidget

In an effort to help their local adult hospice, Arch Motors of Llandudno have decided to donate the cost of scrap metal recycling.

The eco-friendly fundraising initiative encourages customers to donate revenue from their recyclable bric-a-brac that might otherwise go to waste.

Unwanted metals can be taken to the Metals Recycling Facility on Maesdu Road, Llandudno and turned into a charitable donation for St David’s Hospice.

Throughout 2021, the local community has donated metals worth £2,594.24, bringing the overall total raised for the charity to over £10,000 since its launch in 2017.

St David’s Hospice Conwy area fundraiser James Wilde said: ‘Thank you to Arch Motors for their continued support and to everyone who has donated over the years.

“Knowing that by recycling your metal, you can collect such a sum of money, it’s really incredible! Not only are they helping the environment, but the donation will also make a huge difference in the end-of-life care of palliative patients in North West Wales.

Julie Gray, responsible for the scrapyard, was delighted with the amount raised and said: “We are very proud to support the Hospice in this way.

“If anyone has any metal they would like to donate to this cause, just take it to Arch Motors on Maesdu Road Llandudno and we will make sure the money goes to the Hospice. We take any metal; copper, brass, lead, aluminum, cable, etc. and our staff will weigh it for you.

For more information on scrapping St David’s Hospice, please call Arch Motors direct on 01492 876900.

St David’s Hospice Weekly Lottery Draw

Draw date: Friday, February 4

First prize of £1000 098725 Holyheadsecond prize of £100 035499 Beaumaris.

Plus 80 £5 prizes for details click here.

To enter the lottery call 01492 877999.

Golfers forward for Hospice’

left to right – JR Jones, Captain Conwy Golf Club 2021, Mike Jones, Captain Conwy Golf Club 2022, Roger Jones, President Conwy Golf Club 2021

The Conwy Golf Club and its members have raised over £1,500 for end-of-life services in North West Wales.

Until 2021 club members have played a number of competitions to raise funds for St David’s Hospice. These included senior competitions on Presidents Day, Captains Day and other fundraisers throughout the year hosted by club officials. They also hosted the highly successful biannual Curtis Cup Match between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States on the ties in August last year.

The charity, which receives a very small percentage of its funding from the Welsh Government, provides palliative care to adult patients in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey and provides free, high quality, specialist end-of-life care to local people living with life. – limiting diseases.

Adrian Owen, Conwy Community Fundraiser, said: “Thanks to the leaders, staff and members who participated in all the fundraising, the amount raised will make a huge difference to local palliative care. Without the support of the local community like the Conwy Golf Club, the work undertaken by the Hospice would simply not be possible.

“We are delighted that 2022 captain Mike Jones is once again supporting St David’s throughout his year as captain.”

For more information on how to support St David’s Hospice, click here.

The Nick Beer 1km Fun Run will take place on Sunday 13th February at 11.30am in aid of St David’s Hospice. Open to all audiences, it takes a flat route along the promenade of Llandudno and is the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy fitness. The fun race is part of the Nick Beer 10k Race Day organized by the North Wales Road Runners Club (NWRRC) which starts at 12pm.

Entry is £5 and everyone will receive a finishing medal. Register for Venue Cymru from 10.30am on the day or in advance by calling the St David’s Hospice fundraising office on 01492 873674 or email [email protected]

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