THE WREXHAM Outreach team is planning to give back to the community it looks after in a special way after winning a top prize.

The team of volunteers - led by the husband and wife duo of Matt and Sian Pyne - have been looking after the homeless people of the community for the last eight years or so.

From serving hot meals every Wednesday on Queen's Square to even arranging haircuts, the team carry out a number of sessions throughout the year to support the homeless.

Part of the great work that they do is to set up on Queen's Square in Wrexham for a few hours every Boxing Day.

Their efforts to care for those most vulnerable in the community saw the team awarded with an F Jones Initiative prize at an awards do held earlier this month.

They were handed the 'Make your Mark award' and received a number of other prizes alongside it - which they say they will now be re-gifting to the community in one way or another.


Wrexham Outreach's Matt Pyne explained: "One of the prizes we had was a corporate box for a Wrexham home match. So, we're going to take two of our guys who we've been helping for a number of years to that."

"We also had a voucher for a meal at a restaurant so we're going to take members of our team out as a way to say thanks for their commitment and hard work through the years.

"It's just a way to share the wealth of the rewards really. It's about sharing the love a bit and saying thank you to every one who helps us every week.

"We're still pinching ourselves about this award. All of this is never done for recognition, but it's nice to know the hard work is appreciated. It brings tears to my eyes."

"We're so proud and honoured to work alongside our team of volunteers."

The F Jones Initiative scheme recognises Wrexham's various unsung heroes.

The awards do held earlier this month was the second of its kind.