AWARD-winning Penbryn wood-fired pizza company Tafell a Tân has donated a free pizza to every Action for Children young carer and young adult carer in Ceredigion thanks to their ‘Pay it Forward’ ordering scheme during the coronavirus pandemic.

Customers have the option to contribute towards donating a pizza to a hero within the community with their order, with Tafell a Tân matching each contribution made to donate a pizza to every young carer in Ceredigion.

The first deliveries were made on Wednesday (May 20) and another batch will be going out on May 27.

Kate Brice, owner of Tafell a Tân, said: “We are really happy to be able to donate these pizzas to our young carers, this must be an especially hard time for them.

“I would just like to add a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Pay It Forward scheme so far. Our customers have been so forthcoming in offering donations, thank you so much to you all.

“We really wanted to do something to be able to offer a small token of thanks to our heroes and a way to add a little cheer during these tough times.

“We’ve had an amazing response to this scheme and are really proud that our pizzas will hopefully add a little brightness to someone’s day.”

And as well as young carers, pizzas have also been sent out to someone who manages a care home and a volunteer health care worker.

“It is just great to be able to do this for someone who has gone above and beyond in helping others,” added Kate.

Olivia Draper-Jones, young person’s practitioner for Ceredigion Young Carers, said: “This is a wonderfully generous gesture by Tafell a Tân at a challenging time for everyone but particularly our young carers and young adult carers.

“We have been ensuring our service can continue despite the coronavirus pandemic through the phone and video sessions but this is a delightful extra boost for our children and young people as who doesn’t love fresh wood fired pizza?

“Thank you so much to Tafell a Tân for their fantastic and caring initiative.”

The service supports young carers and young adult carers aged eight–25. It raises awareness, identifies and provides direct support to children and young people who look after someone in their family who is unwell or disabled, including children caring for parents who have mental health or substance misuse problems.