North East Wales charities to benefit from manufacturer donation

A mental health organisation and a palliative care hospice are to benefit from charitable donations from a Flintshire manufacturer.

Nightingale House Hospice and the North East Wales branch of Mind will both receive £1,000 from Synthite, a chemical manufacturer in Mold.

Synthite was awarded £2,000 by its parent company Tennants Consolidated Ltd, to donate to two local charities.

Sarah Jones, assistant accountant at Synthite, said: “Having seen the positive impact our support for Nightingale House has had, donating for the third consecutive year was a straightforward choice.

“We also selected North East Wales Mind to receive this donation, as we believe promoting and protecting people’s mental health is an important part of today’s society.

“I’d urge any business looking to become involved with a charity to consider the vital work of both these organisations, which go above and beyond to support people in our communities.”

Nightingale House provides specialist palliative care services for local people and their families affected by life-threatening or life-limiting illness.

Samantha Amis, community and events fundraiser at Nightingale House, added: “We would like to thank Synthite for its continued support, kindness and generosity – the donation will make a huge difference on the lives of those in our care.

“This year is Nightingale House’s 25th anniversary and without the continued support from businesses like Synthite, we would not be able to provide the necessary support and care needed, completely free of charge to those in our community who need it the most.

“The donation will be used on garden work outside the main entrance to ensure a warm welcome for patients, visitors and café customers.”

North East Wales Mind helps people across Flintshire and Wrexham recover from mental health problems and stay emotionally healthy. It provides information and guidance, counselling and talking therapies, social activities, or self-development training.

Jenny Murphy, North East Wales Mind chief officer, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Synthite for this generous donation which will support our Wellbeing Centre in Mold.

“Donations like this make such a difference and mean we can reach more people with mental health problems and help them get their lives back on track.”

Synthite has operated from Alyn Works, Denbigh Road, Mold, since the 1950s. It employs 120 people.

Its main product is formaldehyde, a basic building block of the chemical industry. Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of a vast array of everyday goods, ranging from furniture, floorboards and interior trim for motor vehicles.