Generous Labour councillors have donated £1,000 of their Community Budget to the Roots Foundation which is situated in their Cockett ward.
The four Cockett councillors – Wendy Lewis, Mike Durke, Oliver James and Elliott King – had no hesitation in handing over the cheque to the Roots Foundation Wales which is a volunteer led charity based in Swansea. Roots aims to support young people in care, care leavers, children in need and adults who have left care with the transition period of independent living.
“It was a no-brainer for us to give such a great cause and organisation as Roots a donation,” said Cllr Lewis.
“Roots are an important charity and they definitely make a difference and go the extra mile to improve the community. We are very proud to have them in our ward.”
Roots aim to offer a bespoke and holistic service to their clients, ensuring that they encourage and empower individuals to positively participate within society and gain new skills, experiences and abilities as a result of our involvement.
Roots made the headlines last year when they were the subject of Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team when they came to Swansea for last year’s Children in Need special.
CAPTION: L-R Emma Clarke (Roots volunteer), Josh Price (Roots Volunteer), next to me. Cllr Oliver James, Cllr Mike Durke, Emma Lewis (founder of the Roots Foundation), Cllr Wendy Lewis, Cllr Elliott King.