Local News & Archive, On Air, RWE – Renewable Energy in North Wales — February 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm — Updated: February 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Clwb yr Efail secure windfarm windfall 

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Craig K spoke to Terry James from Clwb yr Efail about what they do for the older people of the Conwy and how the award of £4213.80 will help and what they plan to do with it.

You can listen to the whole interview with Terry James below:

Clwb yr Efail has been awarded £4,213.80 from the Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm Community Fund which is a direct result of the partnership between RWE Innogy, Stadtwerke Munchen, Siemens and The Green Investment Bank. It will provide more than £19 million to communities in the coastal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire throughout the lifetime of the project. Clwb yr Efail are one of the latest awardees of the fund which will be making annual payments of £768,000.

Currently made up of 80 members, Clwb yr Efail provides opportunities for older people in Conwy to meet, socialise, receive a hot meal and engage with likeminded people. There are weekly in-house activities on offer with trips out to places of interest on a regular basis. Their main objective is to leave no individual housebound or alone when transport and a place at the club is easily available.

The funding will be used to make a number of much needed improvements to the club’s premises. Specifically to redecorate the building’s interior, lay new flooring in the hallway and toilets, install exterior safety lights and purchase an additional external shed for wheelchairs and equipment.

Katy Woodington RWE Innogy UK’s Community Investment Officer commented:

“We’re really excited to announce the latest round of awards for the Gwynt y Môr community fund. It’s rewarding to see the variety of ways the fund is sustainably benefitting the community. Clwb yr Efail  are a great example of this as it provides a regular source of social contact and stimulation for older people in the area, thus reducing isolation and loneliness.”

Terence James from Clwb yr Efail said:

“Our mission statement is simple, wherever possible no person is left to languish at home when we can provide a warm welcome, pleasant surroundings and most importantly socialisation with other people of similar age grouping. The emphasis is upon individuality, each of our people are special and unique, that is how they are treated regardless of age, gender or culture.”

Further information about the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund can be found by going to www.gwyntymorfund.cymru.  Alternatively groups are welcome to contact CVSC on 01492 534091.

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