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Dinas Charity Continue To Offer Services While Clearing Flood Damage

 

The Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern group (DPVC) have posted an update on their social media, confirming to supporters that they remain committed to supporting the community while they continue to deal with the severe damage caused by the recent flooding.

The group's base, Murchfield Community Centre, was one of the buildings in the village which was flooded, with many in the area suffering from similar instances in what has been described as one of the worst events of flooding in recent memory, for the Vale.

The DPVC have kept their social media followers updated throughout the clean-up process, and yesterday posted images of their new temporary base, the main hall at Murchfield Community Centre, while their office undergoes renovation.

A representative told Bro Radio of the damage caused by the freak weather event:

"The office was badly flooded, and the carpets in the office and meeting room, ruined and the power supply and telephone affected but now restored.

"Volunteers have been in today, ripping out the carpets and helping put spoilt books, etc from the borrowing bus and other debris in skips provided for them and the Murch Bowls Club by the Vale.

"Humidifiers are in action, and we hope to get new carpets and replacement furniture etc in a couple of weeks time."

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DPVC's representative also told Bro Radio that the charity have continued to offer their services right through the recent setbacks and have even managed to avoid losing a single working day. He said:

"DPVC have been helping those who are self-isolating and shielding since last March without missing a day. So, it's continuing, rather than starting afresh.

Lifts for medical appointments and prescription collection etc have continued without a break. One volunteer even managed to buy shopping for the lady she helps, even though her home was flooded! Such is the dedication of our volunteers."

You can keep up with the DPVC on their Facebook group, here. Alternatively, you can ring the charity on 02920513700 for help with shopping, medical appointments or prescription collection.

The DPVC will feature on this evening's edition of The Vale This Week, on Bro Radio from 6pm.

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