A Massive Thank You – We Smashed it.
We really cannot begin to thank our Big Give Christmas Challenge supporters enough for their generous donations.
It’s been a 7 day long nail biting rollercoaster ride but worth every minute.
Our communities are reeling in the financial climate and we have just suffered Communities First 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.
Its redevelopment Little Bryn Gwyn has been a long held dream and once complete will be a Flagship Centre which will provide disadvantaged children, young people and families with a special place to grow, explore, discover and be more fulfilled human beings
All it took to reach £11,701 was 65 wonderful supporters including the £5,000 match from our Champion, the Dulverton Trust – our thanks to them for their belief. Imagine what we could achieve with 650 supporters!
The Dulverton Trust matched
Little Bryn Gwyn
Big Give 2017
Every pound you give will be matched by another from the Dulverton Trust
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, our dream is to create a extraordinary, sustainable 30 bed Eco-Residential 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.
We have £1.3 million, we need to raise another £740,000. The Big Give is just one of our fundraising efforts. Every penny you give throughout the Big Give website from 12pm Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 5th December 2017 will be doubled thanks to a pledge by the Dulverton Trust.
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 28th November to midday 5th December, will be matched pound for pound by the Dulverton Trust.
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