AN OSWESTRY business has given a charity that helps bridge the working gap for vulnerable young people a Christmas boost with a cheque presentation for £3,000.

Momentum Wines, based at the Mile End Business Park, presented We Mind The Gap – its Charity of the Year – with the money towards the life-changing WeDiscover virtual programme.

The charity's chairman and founder, Rachel Clacher, said that despite the pandemic, and the increasingly worsening impact of the latest Omicron variant, the wine suppliers – owned by Howard Jones – have been able to give them their support.

She added: "Despite the hardships and uncertainties of this year – all brought into even sharper focus by the new Omicron variant - some businesses are still making a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.

"Momentum Wines in Oswestry is one such business.

‘This will allow us to offer more opportunities to our young people.

"Too many young people are feeling isolated and vulnerable as a result of the pandemic.

"This money will allow us to offer more places to more young people on our life-changing WeDiscover virtual programme – the best Christmas present ever.

"Thank you to Momentum for thinking of us despite having so much else to think about, and for choosing us as their Charity Of The Year for 2022.”

Mr Jones, who has based his business in the town since 2005, added: “We know that our donation can make a real difference to the lives of young people locally.

"We are looking forward to raising more money for this important charity in 2022 and, in the meantime, are delighted to donate this money to make a difference at this important time of year."

Momentum is a physical and online retailer and a trade supplier to many hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Rachel added: "For WeMindTheGap to continue to thrive we need to harness the support of our communities, be loud and proud about our results, and work in partnership with commissioners and corporates with a like minded approach.

"If you would like to get involved, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or call 0333 939 8818."