Last year we funded Friends of Treorchy Park with a £5,000 grant. They wanted a food van for the park and pool that they run but also to use at other community events that they support. If Pen y Cymoedd supports vehicles we want to be sure they will last for many years and so we asked the group to consider match funding to purchase a more sustainable vehicle which they did.
“We have done lots of work to improve the food van. We moved the sink and sorted better drainage, installed our boiler, fitted an extractor fan and rearranging the setup to make it easier for us to operate. We trained 8 volunteers in Level Two Food Hygiene and all these volunteers helped at the food van during its operation and were happy with the new setup.
With this new van we have been able to operate more efficiently and increased our sales by 50% at the paddling pool which will help sustain the community activities and we are taking the food van to the Treorchy Christmas parade on the to generate income and hope to use the van a lot in the new year. We have always found Pen y Cymoedd to be helpful and flexible, thank you.” – Friends of Treorchy Park