Charity - Mind Cymru
£1870.06 (as at 18/01/2024) Raised
2023-2024 Cllr Glyn Evans/Cllr Kevin Phillips
On 7th June 2023, Councillor Glyn Evans was elected for a second Year in Office as Tredegar Town Mayor and each year the Mayor of Tredegar Town makes an Appeal on behalf of their chosen charity in the hope of raising funds to support their work in our community.
Cllr Glyn Evans said "This year I have chosen Mind Cymru as my Appeal recipient. I am aware that everyone is currently suffering from the effects of the cost-of-living crisis and that to add to the burden with this request could cause a problem. But if we all pull together, we will at the least provide help to those at a disadvantage in our community. Every penny is a little help towards keeping this wonderful service going."
Mind Cymru fight for support and respect for those dealing with mental health issues. They offer support via information, advice and local services whilst working on changing minds across Wales and England in a bid to make mental health an everyday priority. Mind Cymru are standing up to injustices - in work, healthcare and law—which make life harder for those with mental health problems and say “we won’t stop until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect”.
Further information on the services of Mind Cymru can be found at Mind Cymru - Mind
The purpose of this letter is to ask your company and/or you personally to be part of my Appeal. I am seeking donations, large or small, to enable Mind Cymru to continue providing the excellent work it does for people within our community.
If you wish to make a donation please contact the Town Council offices on Tel: 01495 722352 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tickets are available from The Ashvale Club or Cllr Glyn Evans
Heartfelt thanks to BGCBC Cllrs Cross, Smith and Rowberry for their Special Levy Grant.
A big thank you to Mr W Holmes for the donation/collection made at our Christmas Switch On Event 2023.
Charity - Hospice of the Valleys
£2348.27 excluding £762.48 donated direct on behalf of this Appeal Raised
2022-2023 Cllr Glyn Evans
On 1st June 2022, Councillor Glyn Evans was elected as Tredegar Town Mayor, with an official Inauguration due to be held at Bedwellty House on 6th July.
Each year the Mayor of Tredegar Town makes an Appeal on behalf of their chosen charity, which runs throughout their Year In Office, in the hope of raising funds.
Cllr Glyn Evans said "This year most of the people I have spoken to regarding this choice have suggested a local service provider
The Hospice of The Valleys
who provide a service designed to help and assist families, making sure people have the care and support they deserve when they need it the most.
Now I know that this year is different, having suffered through the Covid pandemic for three years, we now find ourselves – through no fault of our own - overwhelmed with a cost-of-living crisis.
Money is tight and we are being faced with making choices we would rather not make. The saying “heat or eating” is one choice we are all having to consider, and I fully understand the position that I am asking you to put yourselves, in considering helping the Hospice of The Valleys. If you can spare just one pound for this charity, I would be extremely grateful.
All the monies collected will go directly to the Hospice so that they can continue the excellent work that they do."
Hospice of the Valleys - 31 Years of being there and providing care.
Despite the incredibly challenging year we have all faced, it is important to look to the future and more positives times. 2021 was a very special year in the Hospice’s history, celebrating 30 years of providing care and support to patients, and those who matter to them, within our local community.
The Hospice wants to take this opportunity to thank every single supporter of the Hospice of The Valleys during this time as its with your commitment and help that they have been able to support over 10,000 patients and hundreds more family members; making sure people have the care and support they deserve when they need it the most.
Over the last 31 years, the Hospice has grown and developed to meet the needs of the people within the local community. The demand on the service has continued to increase year on year, starting with just 6 patients in 1991 right up to 758 in 2020.
Hospice of the Valleys would not exist today if it wasn’t for the vision, passion, and determination of two very special people over thirty years ago. Dr Richard Lamerton had the desire to expand what was Hospice of The Marches (which was based in Hereford) down into Abergavenny and Blaenau Gwent; this desire became a reality with the support of Jayne Medlicott MBE, who was the co-founding nurse of the Hospice. The rest, as they say, is history.
However, like most expanding services, the Hospice needs our support, and this year the Tredegar Town Mayor’s Appeal gives us the opportunity to provide that support for this most deserving local cause. Join us in Giving Just One Pound.
Mayor's Charity Golf Day and Race Night - Saturday 1st October 2022
Cabaret Concert - Friday 18th November 2022
Come along to Ashvale Social Club and enjoy an evening of entertainment from some of the best local artistes, 7.30pm til midnight. Tickets are £5 each, available from Cllr Glyn Evans.
Thank you to Stacey Irish at The Mountain Air, Tredegar for donating a wonderful raffle prize for the raffle being held at my Charity Gala Concert.
Thank you to the Committee Members and staff at Ashvale Club for the use of their facilities, help and support for my Charity Gala Concert.
Thank you to Councillors Malcolm Cross, Diane Rowberry and Tommy Smith for their donation to my Appeal.
Charity - Community youth/children groups
2021-2022 Cllr Gaynor James
The Inauguration of Councillor Gaynor James as Tredegar Town Mayor and Councillor Sean Rees as Tredegar Town Deputy Mayor took place on Wednesday 26th May 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the short Service took place as part of a hybrid meeting: the majority of Councillors attended virtually via Teams with the Incoming Mayor, Cllr Gaynor James, in attendance at Bedwellty House to receive the Mayor's Chain.
Cllr Gaynor James says "For my Term in Office, my chosen beneficiaries for the Mayor’s Appeal will be youth groups within the Tredegar community; groups such as Tredegar Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Tredegar Young Fire Fighters and local children sporting groups. These groups work to offer a variety of fun, educational, physical and life experiences which are not only beneficial to the children’s mental health during these hard covid pandemic times but also helps them develop skills for their future; this is why I want to raise as much as I can during my Year in Office to support them and the work they do."
If you would like to make a donation, offer a raffle prize or support funding raising for Tredegar's Mayor's Appeal please contact our office for further information.
Charity - Cyfannol Women's Aid
2019-20 & 2020-21 Cllr Ellen Jones
The Inauguration of Councillor Ellen Jones as Tredegar Town Mayor and Councillor David Jones as Tredegar Town Deputy Mayor took place on Wednesday 1st May 2019. The short Service took place in The Council Chamber at Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park and was followed with friends and family joining Cllr Jones to congratulate her in The Carriage Room at Bedwellty House.
The receipients of my Mayor's Appeal 2019-20 & 2020-21 will be:-
Cyfannol Women's Aid
Cyfannol Women’s Aid is an independent local charity which provide services and support across the Gwent area to individuals that are experiencing any form of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence.
Further information is available at Cyfannol website
Cllr Ellen Jones presenting her Mayor's Appeal collection to Cyfannol Women's Aid:-
Golf Day Fundraiser - Saturday 5th October 2019
This year's Mayor's Appeal Golf Day will be held at Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club and the details are as follows:
Teams of 4 - £E10 per person
Format: Texas Scramble. Each Player must take three Drives. Player who's ball is chosen to play CANNOT take the next shot.
Contact Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club or Cllr Mark Turner for Tee Off times.
Race Night Fundraiser - Saturday 5th October 2019
Commencing 8pm at Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club there will the Mayor's Race Night Fundraiser.
Appeal Total to date (26.01.2021) = £2732.45
Thanks to the guest at my Inauguration for their wonderful donations kickstarting my Appeal.
Friends of Bedwellty Park.
Tredegar Methodist Church.
Charity - ASD Base Glanhowy School & Heads of the Valleys Gateway Club
2018-2019 Cllr Haydn Trollope
The Inauguration of Councillor Haydn Trollope as Tredegar Town Mayor and Councillor Ellen Jones as Tredegar Town Deputy Mayor took place on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. The short Service took place in The Council Chamber at Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park and was followed with friends and family joining Cllr Trollope to congratulate him in The Carriage Room at Bedwellty House.
The receipients of my Mayor's Appeal 2018-19 will be:-
ASD Base at Glanhowy Primary School and Heads of the Valleys Gateway Club
Cllr Haydn Trollope had the great pleasure and honour of presenting £2000 from the proceeds of his 2018/19 Mayor's Appeal to the ASD Base at Glanhowy School. Cllr Trollope felt strongly about supporting this Base as he said "the staff and children here are amazing, the setting is so welcoming and a safe, fun place for the children to learn in. Well done to everyone."
Cllr Trollope presenting his Appeal £2000 proceeds to the Heads of the Valleys Gateway Club and he was overwhelmed by the amazing welcome he received again. Cllr Trollope commended this group on the fantastic work they do and wished the very best for the future.
CHARITY ART SALE - Prints are available to purchase from Tredegar Library
Many people will have noticed the amazing portrait of Aneurin Bevan MP that appeared in Tredegar to celebrate his birthday last week. Following on from that, that artist Stewy has produced a limited run of 70 prints of the design on a scarlet background, one for each year of the National Health Service. The A3 prints are printed on 350g/sqm card and are embossed, numbered and signed by the artist.
The limited edition prints will be given with every donation of £20 or over and are on sale from Tredegar Library. All proceeds from the donations will go to the Tredegar Town Mayor’s Appeal and the Blaenau Gwent Chairperson’s Appeal. Both the appeals help local charities.
The Blaenau Gwent Chairperson, Councillor Mandy Moore's appeal is for the National Autistic Society, Blaenau Gwent Branch and One Life Autism Group - both organisations provide support, advice and information for people with autism.
National Autistic Society supports autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
One Life Autism Group provides support groups for parents and carers of children and for adults who are on the autistic spectrum.
Tredegar Town Mayor, Cllr Haydn Trollope’s appeal will raise funds for the Autistic Spectrum Disorder base at Glanhowy Primary School and Heads of the Valleys Gateway Club for adults with learning difficulties.
The ASD base opened in September 2016 and provides pupils with access to a differentiated curriculum that suits the needs of each individual learner and supports the development of their social interaction and communication. The ASD base also gives pupils the opportunity to develop their life skills through cooking, gardening and swimming activities. Pupils are fortunate to have access to a sensory room and a quiet room for reflection and relaxation. The base would very much like to develop the outdoor area by installing soft playground flooring and a sunken trampoline.
Gateway Club provides adults with learning difficulties with their own club to socialise, do activities and also allows respite for families. Their motto is “I will Try” so members are encouraged to have a go at everything.
Cllr Moore said, ‘Stewy is such a talented and generous person. He will never know how much of a difference this will make to the young people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families here in Blaenau Gwent.’
Cllr Trollope said, ‘Aneurin Bevan was always concerned about the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society. I am sure he would be delighted that all these years later he is still making a difference to those in need of support. I would personally like to thank the artist for making this generous donation to the people of Tredegar and Blaenau Gwent.’
Prints are available to purchase from Tredegar Library.
Saturday 28th July 2018: Help give Autism a voice! A charity concert in aid of our Tredegar Mayor's Appeal is being held by Trinity-Leigh & Friends at Tredegar RFC. Doors open 7.30pm and tickets are £5. For further information on the event, contact Tel: 07712 594326
Appeal Total to date (Closed) = £4000.00
Thanks to the staff and patrons of the Castle Hotel, Tredegar for their donations into my Appeal collections box £80.09.
A big thank you to Advance Moulds Ltd for their donation of £100.00
Thank you to Trinity-Leigh for organising a wonderful concert in aid of my Appeal and raising an amazing £572.00.
Thank you to the Masonic Lodge, Ebbw Vale for their donation of £200.00.
Thank you to the Trefil Chapels, Horeb and Sardis, for their donation of £250.00.
Thank you to Stewy for the £240.00 raised from the sales of the Aneurin Bevan prints.
Once again, thank you to Travis and Trinity-Leigh for another fabulous concert raising £600.00
Charity - Blaenau Gwent Otters Disabled Swimming Club
2017-2018 Cllr Jacqueline Thomas
The Inauguration of Councillor Jacqueline Thomas as Tredegar Town Mayor and Councillor Haydn Trollope as Tredegar Town Deputy Mayor took place on Wednesday 17th May 2017. The short Service took place in The Council Chamber at Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park and was followed with friends and family joining Cllr Thomas to congratulate her in The Carriage Room at Bedwellty House.
The receipients of my Mayor's Appeal 2017-18 will be:-
Blaenau Gwent Otters Disabled Swimming Club
Saturday 30th September 2017
Tredegar Mayor's Appeal Charity Golf Event will be held at Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club. Tee off times will be from 10a.m. and the event will consist of Stableford Teams of 4 Best 3 scores to Count, £40 per team of 4, plus longest drive and nearest the pin. All welcome whatever your golfing ability. Contact Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club to book or for further information Tel: 01685 840743.
Saturday 30th September 2017
Tredegar Mayor's Appeal At the Races Race Night Fundraiser will be held at Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club. Tickets, including Hog Roast, are £7.50 each with doors opening at 7pm and first race at 8pm. Contact Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club to book or for further information Tel: 01685 840743
Appeal Total to date (28.03.18) = £2850.95