£10,000 from Tesco Bags of Help
Wednesday, 04 May 2016

We would like to thank all who voted for us in the ‪#‎tescobagsofhelp‬ scheme back in March. We are delighted to tell you we have been awarded £10,000! This money will be used to revamp and update our Children's Play Area over the next few months!

Thank you tesco bags of help and Groundwork you will make a lot of children and young people very happy!

 
Secret Santa Saves Farm
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Swansea Community Farm will remain open as the only city farm in Wales thanks to a £50,000 grant we received from a charitable foundation.  Staff and volunteers have dubbed the funder, who wishes to remain in the background, our very own ‘Secret Santa’.

Since July we have been appealing for support to remain open as the only city farm in Wales. Our ‘Save our Farm’ appeal aimed to raise £150,000 from the people and businesses of Swansea, Welsh Government, Swansea Council and grants from charitable trusts. By the end of October we raised just over £8,000 but this was well short of our target and so in November we renewed our appeal, needing to raise an additional £20,000 by Christmas or face closure in the new year.

“The response of the public has been amazing and we’ve raised over £11,000 since November with another £1,500 looking likely from businesses, who are now getting on board and backing the Farm. Then last week we applied for the grant for a contribution towards our core running costs and it succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Not only did we get a reply the day after submitting the bid, but we got more than we asked for! It’s fantastic news for the Farm and it means that we can continue our amazing work well into next year,” said a happy Farm Director, Phil Budd.

“Money raised for the appeal now totals over £70,000, and we’re busy planning for ways to earn more money from the work we do while keeping true to our aims as a small charity. We’ve got plans for exciting new projects, are preparing and planning for more funding bids and looking to build on the support we’ve had from the public. Our thanks to everyone who’s contributed to keeping the Farm open, especially our Secret Santa!”

If you can help and want to donate to the Farm, please go to Swansea Community Farm on Localgiving.com.

Thank you so much for everyone who has supported us through this very tough time and come and see us at the Farm soon.

 
Miss Wales Finalist Mucking out at Farm
Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Carys Chambers, Nikita Shadrach, Laura Mitchell and Sophie Bell rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in with jobs at the Farm on St Davids Day.  Part of their Miss Wales role is to get involved with the local community and being local to the Farm they wanted to help out for the afternoon.

 

20 year old, Law student Nikita said: "Miss Wales is not all about the glamour and glitz, we are not afraid to get our hands dirty to help local communities and get involved in projects which are thoroughly valued."

 

Team Swansea Miss Wales stated that Miss Wales is about empowering young women to raise their confidence. It's also an opportunity to get involved with the local community and raise money for their designated charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ which aids deprived children globally. These days the role of Miss Wales is to be an ambassador for the country as well as be a role model to young women. Miss Wales isn't a competition it's a journey and every girls who enters the competition will develop or better themselves in some way.

 

3rd year Mechanical Engineering Student at Swansea University, Carys wants to use Miss Wales as a channel to get more girls involved in engineering.  "Being a part of Miss Wales shows that you can still have a feminine and girly side to you whilst being an engineer.  Engineering as a career provides a challenge and more girls should definitely get involved and not shy away from the 'Man's World' industry.” said Carys.  “The engineering world needs diversity, so please girls GET INVOLVED!" she added.

 

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