WITH a heat wave on the horizon, a community initiative is asking residents to help keep people safe in the sun.

An amber weather warning is in place for all day Sunday, with a 30 per cent chance that this will see the hottest day ever recorded in the UK.

Kirsty Wild, chair at Llangollen Food Share, has made a plea for people to donate sun cream ahead of the heatwave.

"Melanoma Focus did research that found 12 per cent of people don't use sun cream because they can't afford it," said Kirsty.

Llangollen Food Share, located at 36c Castle Street, helps out scores of people in the town and the surrounding areas each week with food parcels.

"There's a lot of different ways that people can donate to us," said Kirsty.

"If it's £2 or £20, it helps people in Llangollen and the surrounding areas."

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The food share is looking for support with increasing the amount of toiletries it has.

These items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash and toilet rolls.

"That's the majority of the toiletries essentials we need," said Kirsty.

"In this sort of weather, everyone wants a shower at least once a day.

"That's on top of the food items that we would appreciate."

Among the food items the food share welcomes are UHT milk, cordials, porridge pots, rice pudding, cooked meats, hot dogs, stew, chilli, biscuits, jam, eggs and sugar.

Llangollen Food Share is open between 10 and 11am on Tuesdays for donations, although there are many ways people can make a difference in the community.

People wishing to donate to the food share can do so by e-mailing llangollenfoodshare@gmail.com

Alternatively, interested people can also make contact with the group via its Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/llangollenfoodshare/ - or by contacting Kirsty via 07835 261343.