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Schoolchildren dreaming of a ‘bright’ Christmas


Published by Diana Maccarthy for Frank Haslam Milan in Housing and also in Communities

Youngsters in high vis jackets Youngsters in high vis jackets

Kind-hearted staff at leading community regeneration specialist Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) have reached out to local school children in Merthyr Tydfil. Last week the school held their annual Christmas fete where FHM offered their support to help make the day a success.  

FHM have been working locally to the school and jumped at the opportunity to help them raise some money. At the beginning of December FHM donated a Christmas tree to Twynyrodyn Community School whilst delivering a health and safety presentation to the youngsters. Following the visit FHM were keen to maintain their support to the Merthyr based school.

The team at FHM kindly organised a visit from Father Christmas. As an added treat, FHM spread some additional Christmas cheer when site donated gifts for children visiting Father Christmas including hi-vis jackets to walk home in during the dark winter months.

FHM also hosted a Christmas raffle in addition to the visit, for which FHM donated over £500 worth of gifts. Amongst the plethora of prizes were a range of signed goodies from the Welsh National Rugby team, helping to raise a fantastic £830 for the primary school.

The construction firm is currently working across Merthyr Tydfil on behalf of Merthyr Valleys Homes, fitting 830 new kitchens and bathrooms to the association’s properties.

As a company, FHM, which forms part of the Keepmoat group, places people at the heart of its organisation and is continually looking for new ways of supporting community projects in the areas in which it works.

Martin Kennedy, Customer Care Manager for Frank Haslam Milan, said, “It was worth all the effort to see the faces of the children as they met Father Christmas, and hopefully the hi-vis jackets will help children make their way home safely as the nights are drawing in earlier during the winter months.

“For FHM, safety is always paramount and hopefully this will drive the message home to children and parents of the importance of staying safe and visible.”

Acting Head Teacher, Elaine Murphy, said: “It’s very important to keep our pupils safe on their walk home from school, especially as the nights get darker in the run up to the Christmas break. We would like to thank FHM and Father Christmas for their kind help this year.”


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