Call to think of Vale of Glamorgan charities
8:00am Friday 15th February 2013 in News
AT A time when local charities are feeling under pressure, two local charities – Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern – are celebrating St Valentine’s Day by working together to raise awareness of the support volunteers give to their community and of the need to donate to local charities.
The two charities share many of the same goals and achievements.
Both support older people, both are part of the Big Lottery-funded BIG Friendly Advantage Project and both have recently and celebrated 40 years of community service.
What’s more, both are independently run and provide vital local services to older residents who, without their support, would lead isolated and empty lives. On St Valentine’s Day, the charities are urging Vale of Glamorgan residents to think about local charities, which often get overlooked in favour of large national charities.
Age Concern chief executive Jeff Hawkins said: “Many local charities, who have little and quite often no budget for this are finding it very difficult to raise money and with increasing demand for services it is so important they get financial and voluntary support.”
Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern chairman, John Fanshaw, said: “Please remember that local charities are vital – they give valuable, practical help to those living in their own community.”
To support Age Concern call 02920 683 600, e-mail karen.
org.uk or visit www.age-con cern-cardiff.org.uk For Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern, call 029 2051 3700, email wendy@dpvc-dinaspow ys.com or visit www.dpvc-din aspowys.com