Wilko in Barry offers a helping hand to the local community

TEAM members at the Wilko store, situated on Holton Road, Barry, are offering a helping hand to community groups and charities in the area who need extra support with local projects.

Whether the project benefits young people, families or the elderly, Wilko is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their local community to get involved and apply for a donation.

People living within the Barry area will be able to apply to the store for a monetary donation, Wilko products or team members can volunteer their time, as they are also keen to roll up their sleeves to support neighbourhood developments.

Marek Jones, store manager at Wilko in Barry, said: "The Helping Hands scheme is an initiative where funding is provided to support local projects, directly benefitting the lives of people who live and work close to the store.

"As a company, its great to be able to help local community groups and charities by giving something back to the area, whether its seeds to help a community garden bloom or paint for a local animal shelter, we are able to help."

Application forms can be collected from the store and once completed, forms should be returned to the stores help desk. Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission.

A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading, JK Wilkinson opened the first Wilko store on Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930. The company's portfolio has expanded significantly over the decades that have followed and there are currently 373 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.

Serving 10.5 million customers each year and selling over 25,000 product lines, including health and beauty, cleaning products, seasonal essentials and homewares both in store and online at Wilko.com, Wilko is dedicated to providing its customers with high quality products, choice and first class, friendly service.

Wilko.com is committed to Britain's high streets and prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.

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