Clair and Tariq visited CareTech plc’s Children’s Services in October. They had the pleasure of being driven around by Hellen Roberts, Head of Marketing and Communications at CareTech plc’s Children’s Services, who introduced them to the passionate and innovative Greenfields team. The support the children are receiving is remarkable, creating an environment of learning and personal growth.
What started as a general discussion with Mark Lazarus, Head of Service at Greenfields, has now been put into practice and at the Greenfields Awards in December, the Foundation was delighted to have supported five community grants recently submitted by the Greenfields team. Each has been awarded a grant of £500 to support the community work they are doing in the area.
FACE is a youth and community charity which seeks to support people of all ages to meet and exceed their potential and make a positive difference in their community. They do this through informal and social education activities and events to bring people together, develop confidence, and grow skills. Much of their work is focused on those with added vulnerability due to their age, disability or impairment, but they seek to challenge all their members to focus on their skills and talents and what they can do or change to make and reach their own goals.
Two children from our of the Greenfields services currently attend youth clubs within the local community run by FACE. Face provides a safe space where the children can make new friends and be themselves.
The Foundation’s donation will enable FACE to purchase new resources or plan fantastic days out for the children.
BCLB is a local church situated in Cefn Cribwr and serves the local community through breakfast clubs, offering free
school uniforms through a donation and old school uniform scheme. They offer coffee morning for the elderly people in the community and various school holiday schemes for disadvantaged families.
The Foundation’s donation will be used to support families and children through a daily morning breakfast prior to going to school. The church also runs a uniform scheme where they launder old uniforms and provide these to local families who are not able to buy the relevant school uniforms.
Sparkle, is the official charity of the Serennu Children’s Centre in Newport, and Nevill Hall Children’s Centre in Abergavenny.
The Foundation’s donation will go towards the Sparkle Appeal; which ensures that children and young people with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties and their families are fully supported and able to participate in valued childhood experiences, with access to the same range of opportunities, life experiences, activities and community services as any other child and their family.
The Family Crisis Centre
The Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre (MFCC), aims to reduce the risk of domestic abuse and to positively change the lives of their clients by providing specialist support and guidance; encouraging clients not only to survive, but to thrive from their experiences, enabling them to move on to develop healthy, respectful relationships in the future.
The Foundation’s grant will support local young people and children who live close to the Greenfield homes in the area who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, witnessed domestic violence and sometimes need to have a safe place to go. The Family Crisis centre will provide support and will ensure that children can have as pleasant an experience as possible, good food, warmth and comfort, and a few gifts as well.
Cardiff City Foundation
Cardiff City FC Community Foundation are the official charity of Cardiff City Football Club. They use the unique appeal of Cardiff City FC to help children, young people and families across South Wales achieve their full potential.
The Foundation work to help the South Wales community live healthier, more active lives, provide education and employment opportunities and reduce offending and re-offending.
The Foundation’s grant will be used to purchase items to support the children and young people within their local communities. This will include a contribution to the funding of IT resources to support the children and young people in the classroom and outside in the community.
The money will help the children access information, which will support their literacy and numeracy development as part of the varied programmes run by the charity.