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Funding Partners

We rely on the support of Government, Local Authority, European, Arts Council of Wales grants and major Trusts to sustain our level of provision. Read more…

Business Supporters:

We have developed relationships with local, national and international businesses and work with them in mutually beneficial partnerships. Read more…

Help Us:

We have a growing group of intrepid fundraisers and generous regular donors who support our work. Could you join them? Read more…

Main Office:
Valleys Kids
1 Cross Street
Penygraig
Tonypandy
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 1LDTel:  01443 420870
Fax: 01443 420877
Email: Friends@Valleys Kids.org
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    More about the Valleys Kids team

    About Us
    The Cross Street Office
    Our History

    COVID 19 Crisis – Valleys Kids’ response

    May 8th, 2020

    Valleys Kids support over 3,000 people every week. We are doing things we have never had to do before. The demand has been overwhelming and humbling. From single parent families with 4 children who have no opportunity to leave the children to collect food, through families with very sick children who are terrified to leave […]

    A Pop-up Art Installation – The Front Room.

    November 4th, 2021

    We are delighted to announce that Valleys Kids has been selected by the Genesis Foundation to be part of The Genesis Kickstart Fund, a new initiative to mark the 20th anniversary of the Foundation, designed to enable outstanding freelance artists to stay on their career paths and explore new possibilities in a world radically altered […]

    Our Lockdown Exhibition

    September 22nd, 2021

    The current exhibition at the Art in the Attic Robert Maskrey gallery, situated at the Factory in Porth is ‘Our Lockdown Exhibition’-Valleys Kids’ adult art groups-Penyrenglyn, Penygraig and Porth.   This exhibition shows the wonderful work produced during the 16 months that the art groups were in lockdown and their continued determination to be creative. […]

    Check in and Chat & So You Want to Know More?

    September 8th, 2021

    Valleys Kids are delivering free support and advice for parents in RCT.  A great opportunity to meet fellow parents and tackle some of the challenges of parenthood, in safe and welcoming spaces. Check in & Chat are informal drop in sessions. So You Want to Know More? are themed around the issues and concerns  brought […]

    Valleys Kids Transition News

    July 27th, 2021

    Valleys Kids is undergoing a major transition process. After four decades of pioneering innovation, establishing Valleys Kids as a remarkable charity that has changed the lives of thousands of individuals in ex-mining communities in the South Wales Valleys, founding members, Richard Morgan MBE, Funding Director and Margaret Jervis MBE DL, Operational Director are handing the […]

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    Giving a lifeline to individuals and families

    Valleys Kids' Christmas Gift Appeal 2021

    Can you help Valleys Kids give a gift this Christmas to a child in RCT?

    Christmas is a magical time for many, but for families struggling to make ends meet, it can be a time of stress and challenge.  Valleys Kids aims to make Christmas easier for families by providing gifts for children.

    We provide gifts to children throughout RCT with an identified need.  Referrals to our appeal come from primary schools, Banardos and many more local organisations.

    Last year the local community was incredible.  Everyone pulled together and we were able to provide gifts to over 300 children.  

    Help us reach even more vulnerable children this year by supporting our appeal with a financial donation or dropping a gift at one of our centres.

    How to help:

     

    Shop

    You can shop straight from our online  ‘gift wish list’ 

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/39K1R5J8A0KT7…

     

    Drop

    Or drop a gift off at one of our centres:


    • The Play Yard, Treorchy CF42 6DL – 01443 303300
      Everyday 10am-5.30pm

    • Soar Centre, Penygraig CF401JZ – 01443 420870

    • The old Library, Penygraig CF401LA

    • The Factory, Porth CF39 9PP – 01443 687080

    • Rhydyfelin Community Centre, Rhydyfelin CF37 5RW – 01443 808850

     

    Donate

    Make a financial donation through the ‘donate’ button below.

     

    Get involved

    Each year, we rely on a team of awesome volunteers to help us sort, wrap and deliver gifts to children.  If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch:


     01443420870
    Nicola@valleyskids.biz

    Valleys Kids' Covid Response

    Valleys Kids supports over 3,000 people every week. We are doing things we have never had to do before. The demand has been overwhelming and humbling. From single parent families with 4 children who had no opportunity to leave the children to collect food, through to families with very sick children who were terrified to leave the house and risk bringing infection home with them.

    Valleys Kids has been part of the community for over 40 years, but we’ve never seen anything like this.

    Our buildings are beginning to reopen, staff are refocussing on trying to return to some kind of ‘normal’ having made superhuman efforts, coping with their own challenges, whilst responding  flexibly to the needs of a community in lockdown who struggled and are struggling to overcome anxiety and stress, to make ends meet and feed their families.

    The legacy is high levels of anxiety, stress and depression which is affecting the mental health & wellbeing of children, young people and adults across all age groups.  Like Long Covid, the impacts on wellbeing, emotional and financial resilience will not be a quick fix in communities which were already high on the deprivation table.

    We have always tried to offer what people told us they need. We are committed to continuing to help local people to help themselves overcome the obstacles they face.

    Our endeavours during the period of the lockdown, reflects the high levels of need and what we were able to achieve.

    Community is Kindness : Together Stronger

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