The church at the centre of charity donations from the Wrightbus controlling company, Green Pastures, has spoken about the job losses at the family firm.

The church led by Jeff Wright, who is also a majority shareholder in Wrightbus, received a portion of a £15m set of donations from the Wrighbus company over the last 6 years, a total many are now asking questions over.

In light of a upcoming planned protest at the church on Sunday by ex employees of the bus company, Green Pastures has issued the following;

“As any church would be, we are devastated by the huge number of job losses at the Wright group and we are especially heartbroken because of impact this will have on so many individuals and families in our local towns and communities.

“We understand the hurt, anger and confusion felt by so many, as many within our own congregation have been personally affected by these job losses and we are doing all we can to support them at this time.

“As with any donation we receive as a church, we are incredibly grateful for the support the Wright family have offered us. They, along with many others, chose to be generous when their family business enabled them to do so.

“The leadership, staff and people of Green Pastures Church will continue to love and serve people in our community in and through these challenging times.”

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