£50,000 for Phase 2
Little Bryn Gwyn
Big Give 2018
Every pound you give will be matched by another from the Garfield Weston Foundation
A Dream come True: Little Bryn Gwyn – Phase 1 COMPLETED!
Double Storey 30 Bed Eco-Residential Centre
Thanks to tremendous support from Trusts and individual donors, including last year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, we now have a stunning 30-bed double storey Residential wing, offering a special place for vulnerable children, families and adults to stay and have intensive residential experiences, which helps to change their lives and outlook.
We need your help NOW to Raise the Roof of Little Bryn Gwyn Dream Phase 2:
The Single Storey Activity Centre
We now have a place for our participants to stay – now we need an indoor space where they can experience a diverse range of things to do. It does rain an awful lot in Wales!
We are fortunate to be championed by Garfield Weston Foundation as part of their 60th Anniversary celebrations. They have offered a generous sum of £25,000 to be matched in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018.
All donations given online here will be doubled giving us the chance to raise £50,000 for an Eco – Green Roof.
Please Note: only donations made on Big Give portal between
12pm Tues 27 Nov and 12pm Tues 4 Dec 2018 will be matched.
It will be built from reciprocal hardwood beams and have a sedum roof covering. The Single Storey Activity Centre adjacent to the Residential Centre will provide a unique space for training, respite and out-of-the ordinary experiences for vulnerable people of all ages.
Our communities are reeling in the financial climate and we are suffering from cutbacks in funding and so we need support now more than ever before to provide opportunities and activities where there is shrinking investment, reduction in services and a growing sense of despair.
Little Bryn Gwyn represents a beacon of hope for better things.
The redevelopment Little Bryn Gwyn to create a 30 bed Residential Centre and an Activity Wing has been a long held dream and once complete will be a unique Flagship Centre on a 6 acre site in one of Wales most stunning coastal locations, providing disadvantaged children, young people and families with a special place to grow, explore, discover and be more fulfilled human beings
Valleys Kids purchased Little Bryn Gwyn, a 2 bedroomed cottage, from Barnardo’s to support disadvantaged children and families from ex-mining communities in the South Wales Valleys. Set in 6 acres in the Gower, we are half-way to realising our dream. We have completed an extraordinary, sustainable 30 bed Eco-Residential Centre. Now we are creating an Eco-Activity Centre to give disadvantaged children, young people and vulnerable adults from deprived Valleys communities happy memories and unique, life-changing experiences in one of Wales’ most stunning coastal locations.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, thanks to the generous support from the Garfield Weston Foundation 60th Anniversary Fund gives us an opportunity to raise £50,000 in just one week. Every penny you give throughout the Big Give website from 12pm Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December 2018 will be doubled. We have secured funding for the Activity Centre from the ground up. Now we need to raise £50,000 to Raise the Roof.
Jessica speaks about the positive impact that Valleys Kids have had on her life
Through Little Bryn Gwyn and its other projects Valleys Kids is making a real difference to young people's lives in an area where change is hard to find.
Become part of that change now.
1 in 4 children live in poverty in the Valleys. Young people live with a legacy of unemployment; they are failing and being failed by the education system. Some have poor literacy & numeracy, suffer from low-self esteem and poor aspirations. Many live in families struggling to survive economically and emotionally. Some are single parent or stepfamilies where drugs & alcohol, mental health problems or domestic violence are all too common. It’s a crippling downward spiral, which destroys any hope of a positive fulfilling life for themselves and their children.
This remarkable project will engage ‘hard to reach’ young people and vulnerable adults who will benefit from it, by helping to build their own eco-residential centre using natural, locally sourced materials. Once completed, we can extend the benefits of Residential sessions at Little Bryn Gwyn providing diverse volunteering & training opportunities for young people; respite for families facing obstacles helping them gain control of their lives and giving children & families happy memories.
By joining the Big Give, you can become part of this important project.
All donations given in the seven days, midday 27th November to midday 4th December, will be matched pound for pound by the Garfield Weston Foundation.
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