NEWS FROM WALES: MARCH

News

Neighbours helping each other

We’re truly inspired by the amount of you who are actively responding to your community’s needs around Covid-19. One of the ways people are doing this is sharing the ‘I can help’ postcard with neighbours. We love this idea, and it’s fantastic to see people looking out for each other.

We’ve also seen Facebook groups popping up across the country to support each other – you can find out if there is a group near you already here

A (not so) random act of kindness

Here is a lovely little story from our friend Jude about kindness. It really brings home how important being connected and looking out for each other is, and how kindness can start a chain reaction of kindness :)

Events

The move from offline to online - Wales-wide online call - Thursday 23 April, 6.30

We love meeting with you face-to-face, but due to the current official Government and Public Health advice, we’re having to postpone a lot of our network get-togethers. However, we know that keeping in touch and staying connected to one another is now more important than ever. We’re going to be setting up plenty of online Zoom calls in the near future, but we’re also planning a designated call for our Welsh participants to chat about the challenges as well as the community spirit happening in your community and all across Wales.

Join our Wales-wide call - Connect Community Spirit across Wales, Thursday 23 April, 6.30pm

Funding

Michael Sheen’s Storm Dennis fund

Following the awful flooding seen by some of our communities last month, Michael Sheen led the charge to raise funds for those in need with a crowd-funding campaign. He has now teamed up with WCVA to share these funds out to those in need as soon as possible. Grants of up to £5,000 can be made, and the fund will be live and active as long as the fundraiser is.