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Category Archives: Charity

London Marathon Charity Fundraising for St David’s Hospice Care

Like many of us, I have watched the footage of London Marathon since I can remember and have always wondered why anyone would wish to put themselves through the sheer exhaustion of completing 26.2 miles. There are many reasons for this, which include the desire to race and be the first over that magical line, […]

Brecon and District Mind

Brecon and District Mind is a mental health charity based in Brecon that also serves the local community through our outreach centres in Crickhowell, Talgarth and Hay-on-Wye. Our work is about offering 1:1 general advice and support and providing the tools to regain confidence and learn new skills through our volunteering scheme. We can help […]

St David’s Jam In and Jolly Jumper Day Appeals

          St David’s Hospice Care, and its day hospice in Brecon “Usk House” are asking readers to support your local hospice this Christmas. Join the ‘Jam In’ Appeal by collecting a mini Jam Jar from a St David’s Hospice Care outlet or charity shop and jam it full of 20p coins […]

Book-ish Partners with Llamau

Book-ish (18, High St, Crickhowell) will be partnerting with Llamau and launching their first fundraising initiative and awareness campaign on ‘Sanctuary Saturday’ (November 25th). For thousands of people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. Fortunately, Llamau (pronounced Lamb – eye) can provide the accommodation, support and advice that is so crucial in times of […]

Street Life Sarnies

Street Life Sarnies is a charitable community group that was set up by Claire and Bart Day with the aim of providing and distributing sandwich packs to the homeless. The group supports hostels, refuges, walkabout teams and soup kitchens by acquiring resources and distributing them. As well as serving South Wales, Street Life Sarnies (SLS) […]

Miles Morgan Travel Raise £1,282 for Macmillan

Miles Morgan Travel cooked up its first collective coffee morning for national cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The award-winning travel agent hosted events across all 15 of their South Wales and South West branches including Abergavenny, as part of Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Miles Morgan Travel raised £1,282 for the charity, thanks to […]

Delivery Girls Christmas Cards

A few months ago we told you about a group of midwives from Nevill Hall who will be cycling from London to Paris in 2018 to raise funds for Women V Cancer. The Delivery Girls, as they are known, are now not far off their target of raising £14,000 and as a final push to […]

CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP SUPPORTING A WIDE RANGE OF CHARITIES OPENS IN BRECON

It is that time of year again when the Cards for Good Causes pop-up charity Christmas card shop opens in Brecon.  This year we are all glad to be returning to our usual venue of St Mary’s Church, Brecon, following the recent roof repairs.  The church is situated in the centre of the town, just […]

The Building Bridges Project

The Building Bridges Project brings together young people with additional needs from across Monmouthshire. It is searching for a new source of money as its current funding is set to finish in December this year. The Project was set up in November 2013 to run for four years with a grant from the Big Lottery; […]

Midwives@Ethiopia

Report by Hannah Merret A few months ago, two of our local midwives asked whether I would be able to accompany them on a trip to Ethiopia to photograph the work of their charity Midwives@Ethiopia. In May of this year, what started off as a light-hearted conversation over coffee became a reality, as I joined […]

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