CEREDIGION distillery In the Welsh Wind is busy keeping the emergency services going with supplies of hand sanitiser to the police and RNLI stations.

Th company, based at the Gogerddan Arms at Tanygroes, has switched its production from gin to World Health Organisation-approved hand sanitiser to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Officers from Dyfed Powys Police and RNLI volunteers at St Davids and Aberystwyth have received a free donation of the alcohol-based hand rub.

Local authorities and carers have also been supplied, along with care homes and local postmen

Brothers John Williams, lifeboat operations manager for St Davids and Aberystwyth deputy launch authority Paul Williams collected their initial donations from the distillery.

John said: “This was an absolutely amazing gesture and one that will definitely make a difference to both lifeboats stations. We have also been in touch with Little and Broad Haven RNLI Lifeboat Station who also are short of sanitiser and offered some of our donation to them.

“We are extremely grateful to this local company who had only just started out in their new business venture but out of this adversity, they realised that they could do something to support our real-time national emergency, on their very own doorstep.”

Cardigan Neighbourhood Policing Team PCSOs Matt Kieboom and Huw Williams also picked up a supply to distribute to officers around the area.