Emergency responders backed with grand donation
22 December 2021
A volunteer group which uses 4x4 vehicles to deliver essentials medicines and food to hard-to-reach places during times of emergency has received a financial boost from Persimmon.
4x4 Response South Wales swings into action during severe weather such as snow and floods to access routes that normal vehicles cannot cope with.
The charity has been boosted by a £1,000 donation from us through our Community Champions scheme. Each month we donate up to £64,000 to good causes across the UK – and up to £4,000 to groups in Wales.
James Ward, South Wales Group Coordinator for 4x4 Response, said: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes. We cover the whole of Wales, providing support to the Emergency Planning Officers, the Emergency Services and other organisations, such as local health boards.
“We are required when it's necessary to access routes that normal vehicles can’t. For example, during the first coronavirus lockdown, our responders were tasked with delivering prescriptions and medications to patients who were classed as vulnerable or shielding.
“We also delivered food supplies to those in need, including families with children who were forced to stay at home, as well as transporting nurses to stranded patients.
“Funding such as this from Persimmon helps us to continue our invaluable work.”
Victoria Williams, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We’re proud to be able to support such a worthy cause with this money. These hardy volunteers go out on the roads in people’s hour of need. Whether it’s delivering medicine, food, or transporting people, the work they do is crucial.”