Pontsticill Community Group is the latest winner of Merthyr fund
Pontsticill Community Group has been chosen as the latest winner of the St Tydfil Cares Community Fund and has received £500 worth of vouchers to spend at The Works.
This is the third of four Community Funds being given away by St Tydfil Shopping Centre this year.
Having formed in July 2015, Pontsticill Community Group was initially set up to hold parent and toddler sessions. The group quickly expanded and, as well as regularly welcoming 15 adults and over 20 children each week, it now has a team of volunteers who take on a wide range of activities in the village, such as creating flower beds and litter picking.
To help ensure it can continue to support local mums, dads, parents and guardians, the group will be using The Works vouchers to purchase books so it can create a reading corner, and supplies so it can hold group and individual craft activities.
Mark Ward from the Pontsticill Community group commented:
“As busy as the community group is, we are as committed as ever to ensuring the long-term success of the parent and toddler group. The generous donation received from St Tydfil Shopping Centre will allow us to reinvest by purchasing much needed children's books and craft materials.”
Julie Calderbank, Operations Manager at St Tydfil Shopping Centre, added:
“We launched the St Tydfil Cares Community Fund to help as many people in the Merthyr area as possible. We received some fantastic nominations, but it was clear the Pontsticill Community Group offers a vital and much needed service to local families. Congratulations to them.”
Pontsticill Community Group’s volunteers hold a parent and toddler group every Wednesday morning during school term time. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/groups/pontsticillparentandtoddler.
Through the St Tydfil Cares Community Fund, the shopping centre is giving away one further prize of £500 worth of vouchers to use at Iceland. This will enable a local group, charity or project to organise a Christmas celebration for the benefit of local people. Information about how to nominate can be found on this site.