Mum parcels up help for April searchers
8:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A GARNANT mum has told how she hurriedly organised food parcels for search and rescue teams hunting for missing Machynlleth five-year-old April Jones.
Donna Thomas, of Maesybedol, and her father, Gary, of Plant Repairs, travelled up to the mid-Wales town on Sunday, armed with boxes of food and donations from Amman Valley wellwishers.
“It was a spur-of-the-moment thing,”
Donna told the Guardian. “I’m a mum myself so I decided I had to do something, I couldn’t just sit there and not lift a finger to help.”
Having contacted Machynlleth Leisure Centre and established that rescuers needed high-energy foods, Donna set about organising food parcels.
“I put a shout out on Facebook and decided to approach some local stores,”
she said. “CK’s in GcG were absolutely brilliant. They got four boxes together in no time – I can’t thank them enough.
“And the Premier store in Garnant didn’t hesitate. They provided things like water, cakes, and crisps in no time.
“When we got to Machynlleth, the people at the leisure centre were very grateful – the atmosphere there was unbelievable.”