THE Deeside community has once again rallied around to help families who are struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Connah's Quay councillor Bernie Attridge said he was moved to tears at the generosity of people in his community after dozens jumped on board to help.

Cllr Attridge launched an appeal for food donations after two struggling families required a little extra help.

Within hours, more than enough donations were dropped off on his doorstep, which allowed him to help more families in need.

Not only did the two Connah's Quay families get help, seven houses received donations.

What's more, dozens of food hampers were also made and donated to not only people in Connah's Quay, but Flint and Shotton also.

Taking to social media, Cllr Attridge said he was 'sat with tears of happiness' and was 'proud to represent' his community.

He added: "Now that was a very mixed emotional day. We have been able to supply 56 food packages in the last two days, this has been made possible by the generosity of this great Community across Deeside.

"Although the majority of donations have Come from the Quay, I have had a few from across Deeside, hence why I have tried to help anyone who asked.

"I also took parcels to people who I thought would appreciate one in my ward. We have delivered to Flint, Shotton, Queensferry, Garden City, Sealand and all Quay wards Wepre,Wepre South, Golftyn and Central ward.

"From the bottom of my heart I thank the drivers, my family and every single person that has donated to make this happen. Stay safe."

Donations in cash were also made, which Cllr Attridge donated to the Deeside Round Table who also deliver food packages out in the community.

The Connah's Quay councillor went on to say that 'we can all fall into desperate times'.