Graham lends support to local community in Wales

Published:  01 February, 2013

After floods affected the small city of St Asaph in North Wales, many families were unable to return to their homes and temporarily housed by Denbighshire County Council in local holiday homes.

Only ever intended for use in the summer months – these required updating for winter. As such, local plumbers’ merchant Graham donated materials to help upgrade the holiday homes and ensure the families have somewhere warm and comfortable to stay.

Families affected by the floods were relocated to the Lyon’s Robin Hood Holiday Park in Rhyl to live in a series of holiday homes and chalets. These temporary homes for up to 40 families, in some cases, will be required for as long as six months, meaning many will be seeing out the winter months in homes unable to withstand the cold weather.

After being approached by Willmott Dixon Energy Services, who has been appointed by the Welsh Government to manage its flagship energy efficiency scheme, Arbed, in North and Mid Wales, Graham donated a range of pipe lagging for the hot and cold water pipes as well as 40 cylinder jackets to help avoid any frozen pipes during the winter.

“It’s hard to appreciate just how devastating floods are for a local community and the work to rebuild lives and homes extends long after the flood waters have gone,” commented James Derry, Public Sector National Account Manager, England & Wales at Graham. “Supporting our local community at Graham is incredibly important to us and we were delighted to contribute to the efforts being organised to upgrade the holiday homes in Rhyl.”

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