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Grants Awarded 2008

The successful local causes in 2008 were as follows:

Friends of the Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary School

The Friends of the Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary School aim to advance the education and improve the life chances of the pupils in the school by assisting in the provision of facilities and materials.  They hope to spend the £300 donated by SCAN to build a “Trim Trail” adventure playground to help include the pupils’ fitness levels.

To find out more information about the work of the Friends contact Bridget Allen (BIOSI) - allenbr@cardiff.ac.uk

Heath Hospital Lourdes Group

Heath Hospital Lourdes Group was formed initially to take sick patients from the hospital to Lourdes, but over the past 10 years had gradually increased its activities to include other outings and trips, including annual Christmas events, trips 10-pin bowling and to the theatre.  The main objective of the charity is to relieve sickness of children and young adults arising from their physical, mental, social or emotional circumstances, and those of their families, in particular but not exclusively those who are (or have been) patients at University Hospital of Wales.  By taking their young guests to Lourdes and other trips they endeavour to make their time with the group memorable – with lots of fun and laughter in a caring atmosphere.

The £300 received will be used to help fund a trip to Legoland. Guests will be invited to join the volunteer helpers on a day trip to the theme park. This will not only be an enjoyable day for the guests and helpers but will provide some respite for the families.

For more information about the Heath Hospital Lourdes Group and about how you could help please contact Mrs Ceri Negrotti (PGMDE) – negrotti@cardiff.ac.uk

The Hub Youth Club

This Youth club for 11-17 year olds offers an environment for young people from the local estate and beyond to socialise, play games and sports, and meet other young people in a safe and protected environment.  The £300 award will be used to will purchase various sports/games equipment to benefit the youth club.

For more information about the Hub Youth Club and about how you could help please contact James Vilares (SRWEB) – vilaresj2@cardiff.ac.uk

Lisvane Cricket Club

Lisvane Cricket Club’s junior section offers training and playing opportunities to children of all abilities from school years 2 – 11.  All age groups are coached by ECB trained coaches and the funds SCAN has provided (£180) will allow the club to train a new Under 9 coach at Level 1 standard.

The Club has close links to the University; a number of staff are senior players or parents of junior players and the club’s home ground is currently the University Playing Fields at Llanrumney. 

The club is developing a new ground in St Mellons and could benefit from assistance of staff volunteers in the not too distant future. For further information please contact Clive Brown (REGIS) – brownc@cardiff.ac.uk

Plasnewydd Out of School Club

The Club aims to facilitate a wide range of play activities for children aged 4-11 years, in a safe, secure environment whilst providing accessible, affordable, quality childcare to parents. 

The £300 award will be used to purchase a lockable, outdoor storage box for sports equipment so that POOSC can continue providing the opportunity to enhance children’s physical activities and their access to sports, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle.  They also plan to purchase a portable, lockable filling cabinet to ensure all necessary information is stored securely.

Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged at the Club; contact Sarah Hall (BIOSI) – hallsk@cardiff.ac.uk for further information.

2nd/4th Barry Scout Group

This active Scout group, currently with 130 participants (50 Beavers, 50 Cubs and 30 Scouts) aims to provide a balanced programme of activities, camps and weekend workshops to meet the needs of local children in Barry, using games and toys to teach the basics in a fun and interesting way.

The group focuses on outdoor skills, adventures and games and runs at least 50 nights away a year, encouraging self-reliance, personal skills and teaching the children to enjoy themselves outdoors.  The group is one of mixed abilities and needs and operates a policy of full integration for every child.

The group’s hut was flooded during bad weather conditions, causing the roof to collapse, so though they have temporary accommodation, they are trying to raises funds for a new build.  This also meant that a lot of their games and camp equipment were ruined and they will use the SCAN award of £300 to replace these.

If you can help the group in anyway as they work to re-build their hut (they would particularly be grateful for help from surveyors, builders, sponsorships or donation of equipment etc) - please contact Ceri Morrison (RGS - currently based in CARBS) - MorrisonC@cf.ac.uk