Girlguiding Central Glamorgan is celebrating this week – thanks to support from Barratt Homes.
The five star housebuilder has donated £1,000 towards renovating a property in Porthcawl, which is a venue for Rainbow sleepovers, Brownie holidays and Guide camps. Local beach academies also use it for outdoor activity days too.
“We are in the process of renovating the property and creating improvements to the grounds, so more local groups can use the site,” said Anna Stevens, of Girlguiding Central Glamorgan.
“Local schools also use the site for their outdoor activity weekends and holidays – as well as Duke of Edinburgh hiking expeditions. We are proud of the range of opportunities we offer to local young people and adults across the county – and would like to thank Barratt Homes for this generous donation, which will help us greatly in the work we do here.”
Girlguiding Central Glamorgan has 2,088 young members, from a diverse area stretching from Merthyr in the north to Porthcawl in the south, managed by teams of adults who are trained volunteers.
A very important local resource
“This is a hugely important local resource – offering inclusive opportunities to a large number of young people living in towns, valleys and rural areas in the region,” said Barratt Homes sales director, Richard Lawson.
“We are helping to create new communities at new developments across South Wales, and it is important to us that we support local groups, schools and organisations here in any way we can.
“Our Community Fund is a big part of that – and I’m delighted that we have been able to donate £1000 towards the renovation of Girlguiding Central Glamorgan’s property in Porthcawl.
“It has the potential to accommodate many young people here each year – giving them the chance to enjoy all that the wonderful great outdoors has to offer. So, we feel this is excellent use of our Community Fund.”