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How Your Money Helps

The Cash 4 Kids appeal helps needy children in our area. We've helped local childrens charities such as NPT Crossroads, SNAC, Joshua Foundation, local schools, children's wards of hospitals inc neo-natal intensive care of Singleton Hospital, NSPCC Cymru, Ty Hafan, Barnado's, Stepping Stones, Welsh Dragon Burns Club, Action for Children to name but a few - but all in our area of Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire.

All of YOUR donations in 2012 has helped the following charities:

NSPCC

Across South West Wales

Llangynwyd Primary School, Bridgend

Towards the purchase of ipads for the special needs unit.  These have proved to be a successful teaching tool for children with special educational needs.

 

AWCH (Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital)

A small charity based in Swansea but covering the whole of Wales, promotes the welfare of sick children in hospital, the community and at home by donating hospital gifts, liaising with health care professionals and the Welsh Assembly, acting in a consultative capacity in the forward planning of health services for children in Wales and promoting play and teaching in hospital.

 

The Ethan Perkins Trust

Supporting children in South Wales diagnosed with brain tumours – have been beneficiaries of the 2010 & 2011 appeals.

 

Swansea Foyer

An accommodation project supporting 33 young people aged between 16 and 25 who are disadvantaged or whom are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  The project helps them to develop new skills which can assist them in securing permanent employment and live independently.

 

Barnardo’s Cymru

“Swansea Children Matter” service supports primary aged children and their families in the most deprived wards of Swansea.  A variety of group work programmes are delivered in schools focusing on issues such as bullying, anger management, domestic abuse, bereavement and healthy relationships as well as holistic groups which focus

 

Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in Wales

Provides comfort care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families across Wales.  It costs £3 million per annum to provide this care. 

 

Swansea Sea Cadets

Based in Swansea Marina, they’re currently looking for financial aid to modernise their services.  The Sea Cadets don’t get aid from the Royal Navy or MOD (unlike Army and Air Cadets.  Looking for funds to purchase IT equipment.

Crossroads Care SNPT

 

Regular beneficiary, Crossroads runs a Young Carers project which supports those aged 8-18 who have a caring role.

 

Bobath Cymru

The therapy centre offers specialist treatment for children 0-18 years who have cerebral palsy.

 

SNAC (Special Needs Activity Club) Port Talbot

Regular beneficiary provides play and activities for special needs children in Neath Port Talbot.  Their council funding was threatened in 2011.

 

Play & Leisure Opportunity Library

A registered charity providing specialist toys & leisure equipment for children and adults with a disability in a lending library service.  A unique project in Wales run by a small team based at Old Cwm School in Bonymaen.  The library is also open to professionals in the community such as teachers, support workers, childminders, foster carers who support children with disabilities.  As a charity the service is always looking for extra funds to continue.  Received a £1000 donation from 2011 Appeal.

 

Francesca’s First Steps

 

5 year old Francesca needs medical treatment in America to enable her to walk.  An appeal was launched to help raise £55K.

 

Cameron Matthew Fulham (Joubert Syndrome)

22 months old Cameron has Joubert Syndrome.  A rare genetic condition which affects balance and co-ordination.  Mum Aimee is fundraising in order to purchase sensory equipment and other specialised items he will need throughout his life.

 

Mia & Eva Jackson

3 year old Mia & 8 months old Eva both have inherited   congenital cataracts.  Recently Mia had a lens transplant and Eva had her cataracts removed as well as lens transplant, however Eva has developed a rare form of glaucoma, and is only able to see light.  So far she has had 9 operations and needs another 7.  Mum has been advised to get sensory equipment and to safe proof the home.  She’s now approaching charities to help meet these costs.   

 

Pen Afan Primary School

Recently experienced the theft of the metal handrail to one of the entrances to the school, this entrance has had to be closed due to H&S issues until funds can be raised to replace the handrail at a cost of £1400.

The school is also planning to develop the outdoor environment for the benefit of the pupils and has provided a “wish list” of items including a greenhouse, planters, compost, gardening kit, etc.

 

The Leon Heart Fund

A Welsh charity set up in 2010 to support children and families who attend the Paediatric Cardiology Dept at the University Hospital of Wales and Singleton, in memory of 10 months old Leon Montanari. 

 

Phoenix Dance Club

After the closure of Fahrenheit Dance Club, a group of 5 mums set up their own.  The children who attended Fahrenheit loved it so much; it helped to develop their social skills and confidence as well as a chance to make new friends.  The club trains at Morriston Memorial Hall.  All available funds are used for transport and dance costumes for competitions.  The club would like to purchase some portable mirrors at a cost of £500.

 

Swansea Spectrum

A parent lead voluntary group in Swansea offering surf lessons to young people with autism.  Trying to raise funds to attend an event called “The Wave” in Cornwall by offering sponsorship of beach flags.