North Wales tech business supports charity

Pinacl-GDA, a tech company based in North Wales, is to support a project combating social isolation.

The firm has donated a data cable to Age UK Cheshire’s Men in Sheds branch, which will allow them to connect a 3D printer and other equipment.

Men in Sheds is an initiative for men over 50 who are affected by isolation caused by bereavement, retirement, redundancy or depression.

It offers them a chance to come together, relax and chat, as well as learn skills like woodturning and penmaking and get involved in community projects.

Liam Wynne, managing director of St Asaph-based Pinacl-GDA, said: “We always look to help local community projects where possible, especially causes surrounding mental well-being. When we were approached by an employee at one of our on-site Managed Service sites in Knutsford we thought it was a great idea.”

Mark Armstrong, service delivery manager at Pinacl-GDA, added: “When I was approached by a former colleague who I had worked alongside previously for many years asking for help, I arranged to meet and understand what project he was helping with.

“I jumped at the chance to help in providing some infrastructure cable to support Age UK in the loneliness and isolation in men over 50 project. It is such a worthy cause and Pinacl-GDA is always willing to assist in such cases where we can.”