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UmpaLumpa_SBS_Visit.JPGGetting out and about in Penarth Supporting Small Business Saturday

As part of 'Small Business Saturday' I have been out and about in Penarth visiting local small businesses to find out a little more about them and enjoying the many different products and services Penarth Town Centre has to offer.

Yesterday I spent some time with Karen and Leah at the Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop in Windsor Arcade. Karen, Managing Director, took over the already well-established business three years ago and is now steaming ahead into her third Christmas with lots of festive treats on offer. As an attempt to offer something for everyone Karen has widened her selection of sweets to include sugar- and gluten-free options, as well as products made especially for vegans, with lots of Welsh products in the mix. 

It was lovely to hear about how Umpa Lumpa sweet shop also goes out into the community, having pop-ups in residential homes and call-centres, as well as at community events in the area. Karen is also taking some great ideas forward from making bespoke Easter Eggs to using online services for ordering and deliveries. 

A regular part of my Saturday morning is visiting the butcher, greengrocer, Hamptons or a range of other small businesses in and around Penarth Town Centre. I am very glad that the Penarth Times have led a campaign to encourage residents to support the high street, particularly due to the wide range of products and services on offer.

Today I'll be visiting Blades on Glebe St for my regular haircut. I'm grateful to Lewis and the team for fitting me into their very busy schedule.

Supporting Small Business Saturday

Getting out and about in Penarth Supporting Small Business Saturday

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Vaughan supports Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection in Penarth 

Today I visited Tesco in Penarth to show my support for their Neighbourhood Food Collection, where they partner up with the Trussell Trust and FareShare to support those in need this winter. 

This weekend sees the ninth Collection that has taken place since 2012 and in that time over 38 million meals have been donated to help feed those in need. Between December 1st and 3rd every Tesco store will have a collection point.  

The Collection is part of Tesco's ongoing commitment to encourage their customers to help those in need by donating long-life food products. Each store displays a 'shopping list' of the most needed products, encouraging customers to purchase and donate these items. As a demonstration of this commitment, Tesco top up all donations by 20%. 

Whilst the Collection only lasts three days this December, Tesco have over 600 stores across the U.K. which have permanent collection points. Some Tesco stores collect for their local Trussell Trust foodbank, which provides a minimum of 3 days’ emergency food supplies to people that have been identified as being in crisis by frontline agencies such as Citizen’s Advice, children’s centres or housing associations. Other stores collect for their regional FareShare depot, from where the food is redistributed to community groups and local charities. No matter where you donate, the food you give will help people in need.

If you are shopping in a Tesco store today or tomorrow, and are in a position to make a donation, I would encourage you to purchase an item from the shopping list in store and help someone in need this Winter. 

Vaughan supports the Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

  Vaughan supports Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection in Penarth 

“I was delighted to be able to show my support by making a donation and wearing the White Ribbon. It is imperative that we do all make a stand against violence against women and getting men, in particular, to sign up to White Ribbon day is an important part of that”.

 

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“I was delighted to be able to show my support by making a donation and wearing the White Ribbon. It is imperative that we do all make a stand against...


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