Penarth Community Asked To Participate In Backpack Project

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Families in Penarth are being encouraged to work alongside other families in order to fill pre-loved backpacks which will be forwarded to children in Africa. Mary’s Meals has launched their new ‘backpack project’ in a bid to make a difference to the lives of children living in Malawi. A meal is provided to 1,838,859 of the world’s poorest children every … Read More

Glass By Design- A Bid To Support The Bumblebees

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Charity

As many around Penarth are aware, Glass By Design owners Angelina and Cathy create beautiful monthly window displays. For their next display, they have chosen to support a wonderful charity in the hopes of raising awareness around the importance of supporting the bumblebees. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established after concerns surrounding the decrease within the bumblebee population came to … Read More

Tŷ Hafan leading the way in pre-loved bridal fashion

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, Charity, Fashion, Featured

Brides-to-be can now shop for that perfect dress for their big day not only in style, but also without breaking the bank, and, while helping the planet. A new specialist pre-loved bridal boutique has just opened in the Tŷ Hafan Emporium store on 55 Frogmore Street in Abergavenny. There brides-to-be can shop for cut-price designer dresses, some pre-loved and many new with tags on, and all priced between £50 and £200, as well as enjoy … Read More

Penarth Mayor’s chosen charity of the year: Amelia Trust Farm

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity

The Mayor of Penarth, Cllr Ian Buckley, announced last month that Amelia Trust Farm is one of his chosen charities of the year.  Dating back to 20th September 1990, Amelia Methodist Trust Company Limited was incorporated to receive a farm spanning over 160 acres, with derelict buildings and barns.  After the death of his Mother, benefactors Bob and Ethel Huggard … Read More

Fiancée of late War Veteran has Charity recognised by newly elected Penarth Mayor

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity

The fiancée of late veteran Paul ‘Woody’ Woodland has spoken today about the services she provides after the Mayor of Penarth, Councillor Ian Buckley, announces Woody’s Lodge as one of his chosen charities of the year.  Sian Woodland, Deputy CEO of Woody’s Lodge, explained about the history of the charity, saying “ He is a local boy from Penarth called … Read More

Charitable Coffee Court opened in bid to keep community building alive

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

A charitable coffee shop has opened up in Roath with the aim of raising money to keep a much loved community building alive.  St Andrews Coffee shop, based in the grounds of St Andrews United Reformed Church, is founded by best friends Wayne Courtney and Nathan Wyburn. Their inspirational idea to set up the Coffee Court will ensure the survival … Read More

Covid-19 Appeal for Paddle Steamer Waverley Tops £130,000

Katherine PeachCharity, Featured

The Covid-19 Relief Appeal for Waverley has now exceeded £130,000 with donations received from her generous supporters. The appeal which opened in September must raise over £0.5m in total with a target of £350,000 from individuals. Other sources of funding are being pursued with vigour given that winter maintenance work is well underway with insufficient funds to complete it. Waverley’s … Read More

Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Katherine PeachCharity, Community, Featured

Whilst most of us look forward to enjoying our Christmas dinner with loved ones each year, this sadly isn’t the case for everyone. Research has shown that almost 870,000 older people will be eating dinner alone on Christmas day this year, including around 1 in 10 over 80*. For decades, local charity, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, has reached … Read More