Newsletter December 2017



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Saturday Workshop

Watch our facebook page or check out our new website for details of this month’s workshop.



We are now able to accept old decimal coins, dollars and Euros as well as old printer cartridges and mobile phones. We are still able to accept donations of old pound coins and 50p but are no longer able to take them as payments.


Llantwit  ValePlus Centre to open soon!

Work is continuing on getting the new centre ready for opening. We hope to be ready to move in sometime during this month. Work is needed on the heating supply and some minor health and safety issues. We have been very fortunate to receive a grant of over £6,000 from the Cardiff and Vale Health Board. This will pay for new equipment and signage and a full fire safety update. The new centre is based in the Poundfield Car Park in the middle of the town.


Christmas Cards and gifts.

A big thank you from all the staff for all your cards and gifts over Christmas and your continuing support during the past year.


Café No 5

The café will be launching its new menu very soon. Unfortunately we will have to introduce some price increases for the first time as costs of materials have increased a lot over the past two years.



Congratulations to Ela and Carl who got engaged on New Year’s Day. Best wishes from staff, trustees and clients.


Raffle Tickets

A big thank you to everyone who sold tickets for the Christmas raffle. We raised £984 in total. The first prize was won by Chris Squires and Steve won a small prize for selling most tickets. A full list of winners is available on request.



A number of events were held prior to Christmas which resulted in £201 being raised in the Dickensian, Dinas Powys and £435 in our own Christmas Fair. Thanks go to Mike and his Friday woodwork group who worked hard to produce the reindeer and snowmen which proved to be so popular and to all those who helped.



It is with a great deal of sadness that we say good bye to one of our long serving trustees. David Worsell has been a board member for 6 years and has been a huge asset to the organisation. His Engagement

hard work, commitment and his knowledge will be greatly missed and we thank him and wish him a happy retirement.


High Voltage

After many months of practise the group are performing their show in the Parish Hall, Dinas Powys on Saturday 27th January at 5PM. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked in advance from Ela or can be bought on the door on the night.

Your support would be most welcome.

Doors open at 4.30 and parking is available in the Star on the square.



After a busy and successful Christmas, we are now looking for new stock to fill up our shelves. Please remember to ask about Gift aiding your donation.