Posted: Thu 13th Jun 2024

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate praises relaunch of Rossett Food Cupboard

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wrexham has praised the launch of the Rossett Food Cupboard’s new upgraded premises.

The organisation works with supermarkets to collect food stuffs and items that would otherwise be wasted.

Paul, who alongside his wife Claire and a handful of local volunteers runs the service, which also works to reduce food waste at the same time as helping residents.

Items available range from cereals and fresh produce to kitchen staples.

On Saturday 1 June 2024, Ms Atherton attended the launch of the Rossett Food Cupboard at its new, bigger site.

In addition, there is now a café aimed at combatting loneliness where people can have a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat.

As the former Member of Parliament for Wrexham, Ms Atherton worked with owners Paul and Claire and Wrexham Council to secure bigger premises.

Sarah Atherton, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wrexham said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to witness the development of the Rossett Food Cupboard from its inception to its new, larger premises.

“The Cupboard’s eco-friendly approach not only reduces food waste but also provides support to our community. It truly exemplifies the best of Wrexham.

“As someone who has championed the Cupboard’s journey, I was pleased that our hard work paid off in securing a bigger site.

“The progress made, including hosting a Secretary of State and now the successful re-opening, is a testament to our community’s unwavering commitment to sustainability.

“Well done, Paul and Claire and all of your wonderful volunteers.”

Paul Marshall, Co-owner of the Rossett Food Cupboard commented: “After months of struggling dealing with the council, I reached out to Sarah Atherton and her team for help.

“Their assistance was invaluable – through countless emails and meetings, we were finally able to secure the land we needed.

“I have no doubt that Sarah’s dedication and support were key in accelerating the process.

“It’s been a whirlwind of a year, from attending Prime Minister’s Questions at Parliament to hosting visits from the Secretary of State.

“I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who has supported us, especially our incredible volunteers who make it all possible.

“You know who you are, and we couldn’t have done it without you.”

For any residents who would like more information on the Cupboard, please click here.

Other candidates running to become Wrexham’s next Member of Parliament are:

  • Paul Ashton: Abolish the Welsh Assembly
  • Charles Dodman: Reform UK
  • Becca Martin: Plaid Cymru
  • Tim Morgan: The Green Party
  • Andrew Ranger: Welsh Labour
  • Tim Sly: Welsh Liberal Democrats

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