Since the Welsh bag Levy was introduced by the Welsh Assembly in October 2011, Arcadia has been supporting the children’s charity Tŷ Hafan with money raised through the new legislation.
Store staff throughout Wales were asked for their suggestions as to which charity the group would donate monies to and repeatedly Tŷ Hafan was put forward.
To date, the group have raised £47,404 as a result of the 5p charge applied to all single use carrier bags.
It is estimated that UK shoppers go through 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetime. The new law was introduced to dramatically reduce this figure, but also presented the opportunity to give something back to loacl communities.
Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of their whole family. The Arcadia Group is delighted to be able to support their invaluable work and through the new legislation will continue to do so.
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For additional information on Tŷ Hafan and its fund raising please go to www.tyhafan.org