To find out more about the numerous charities we’ve supported over the years, and to learn about why we choose to invest time and energy in to such an array of organisations, see our Christmas newsletter.
Our Chosen Charity
Llamau believe that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to experience homelessness. Their mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women. But for thousands of the most vulnerable people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality.
30 years ago Llamau was founded to provide homeless teenagers with a safe place to stay. Since then, the charity have supported over 67,000 young people, women and their children who are either homeless or facing homelessness.
Previous charities supported:
- Action for Children
- NewLink Wales
- Spectacle Theatre
- Afasic Cymru
- Autism Puzzles
- Newport Women's Aid
- Hope For Justice
Ending Homelessness, Building Better Futures with Llamau “Every day I would wake up and not know where I was going to sleep that night.” Imagine you’ve had a long, difficult day. Maybe work has been tough, public transport has been cancelled or you’ve fallen out with a friend. We’ve all been there, and for most
“When they come to us they can be at rock bottom. It’s about building them up.” As the snow thawed and the daffodils began to emerge, we met with Trudy Fisher, project co-ordinator, at Action for Children Cymru. Amongst other things, Trudy runs The Youth Support Team which proceeds from Steve’s Ultra Challenge in April
An Update from Spectacle Theatre We’re delighted to be able to share this update from one of this year’s nominated charities, Spectacle Theatre. “2017 was a productive year for Spectacle Theatre Ltd. The company toured Wales with its acclaimed production Special / Sbesial, performing to over 2000 people in 45 performances. The production was also
New Link, New Life: the Recovery Story of Meirion Evans ‘This time last year, I was sat in my flat, drinking Strongbow, watching Wild At Heart. I had 10 days to go before heading to Pine Ward in Llandough.’ Busy designing saleable canvasses in the craft room, we found 60 year old Meirion Evans, who
In September, the charity pulled out of our hat as part of our 2017 charity support scheme was New Link Wales. New Link Wales work to help people get their lives back on track through volunteering, training and recovery programmes. Last week, we met with Relationship Coordinator Sue, service user Meirion, and some others who were busy
Last week, Steps Training arranged an evening performance of Spectacle Theatre’s show ‘Special,’ for an audience made up of the members of Mark Jermin’s Theatre School. ‘Special,’ a play by Paul Swift, is a story about friendship, bullying and not fitting in. Participatory theatre to facilitate learning “Our goal is to enable young people and
For the past two months, we have been supporting Afasic Cymru as part of our 2017 charity support scheme. Afasic Cymru support parents of children who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs, (SLCN.) Last week, we visited the weekly Youth Club run by Afasic in Neath, Port Talbot, and got to experience first hand the
Kat Williams has two sons – 8 year old Matty and 4 year old Aaron. She has been a member of Autism Puzzles for the last few years. We spoke with Kat during one of Autism Puzzles’ weekly coffee mornings and learned about how Autism Puzzles has helped Matty to be himself. Kat heard about Autism Puzzles
Over the last nine months, our relationship with Charity of the Year, BulliesOut, has continued to grow and develop in many ways. From our nominated charity, to our partners in business, here’s our story so far. We chose BulliesOut as our Charity Of The Year in March 2015, due to their incredible commitment to helping