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Category Archives: Charity

Street Life Sarnies

Street Life Sarnies is a charitable community group that was set up by Claire and Bart Day with the aim of providing and distributing sandwich packs to the homeless. The group supports hostels, refuges, walkabout teams and soup kitchens by acquiring resources and distributing them. As well as serving South Wales, Street Life Sarnies (SLS) […]

Miles Morgan Travel Raise £1,282 for Macmillan

Miles Morgan Travel cooked up its first collective coffee morning for national cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The award-winning travel agent hosted events across all 15 of their South Wales and South West branches including Abergavenny, as part of Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Miles Morgan Travel raised £1,282 for the charity, thanks to […]

Delivery Girls Christmas Cards

A few months ago we told you about a group of midwives from Nevill Hall who will be cycling from London to Paris in 2018 to raise funds for Women V Cancer. The Delivery Girls, as they are known, are now not far off their target of raising £14,000 and as a final push to […]


It is that time of year again when the Cards for Good Causes pop-up charity Christmas card shop opens in Brecon.  This year we are all glad to be returning to our usual venue of St Mary’s Church, Brecon, following the recent roof repairs.  The church is situated in the centre of the town, just […]

The Building Bridges Project

The Building Bridges Project brings together young people with additional needs from across Monmouthshire. It is searching for a new source of money as its current funding is set to finish in December this year. The Project was set up in November 2013 to run for four years with a grant from the Big Lottery; […]


Report by Hannah Merret A few months ago, two of our local midwives asked whether I would be able to accompany them on a trip to Ethiopia to photograph the work of their charity Midwives@Ethiopia. In May of this year, what started off as a light-hearted conversation over coffee became a reality, as I joined […]

Youth point to the future for ‘Love Zimbabwe’

It has been a year since we heard from Dave & Martha Holman who run the charity – Love Zimbabwe. The couple live in Gilwern and visit Zimbabwe on a regular basis and continue to insitute new projects in the village of Domboshawa, 45 minutes north east of the capital – Harare. David and Martha […]

Close Knit Community

Zimele UK would like to thank all the amazing people who’ve helped to make this year’s Close-Knit Community such a success.  Colourful knitted decorations are on 3 sites around town this year: Linda Vista Gardens, the Castle and on the Castle meadows. They all look stunning! For a third year local people and women from […]

Friends of Brecon and District Mind TEA-ON-TOP 2016

A walk up Pen-y-Crug, Brecon, for mental health and well-being/Sunday 31st July. The Friends of Brecon and District Mind are holding the annual Tea-on-Top walk. Organised to raise awareness of mental health issues, it revives a tradition which was popular in the region until the 1950s of holding a picnic tea at the top of […]

Charity bike Ride in support of The Hospice Angels

Since their conception in 2003, The Hospice Angels have visited 19 countries, enjoying amazing experiences and raising considerable funds for St Michael’s Hospice. On 18th June, 15 bikers who will include Nigel – one of the Coach House Interiors team –  are setting out on a challenge to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats […]