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Groundwork Wales Case Studies

Tesco Bags of Help Case Study: Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club

The Bags For Help scheme helped Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Course raise enough money to take 6 of their gymnasts to attend the Special Olympics in Sheffield; the country’s largest multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities last year

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Green Teams in Torfaen Case Study: Stephen

Stephen, who lives in Cwmbran, joined the Green Team programme earlier this year. Before joining the Green Teams, Steven had been in a serious motorbike accident, which confined him to a wheelchair for several years.

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Healthy Rivers Case Study: Llanhilleth Clean Up (Ebbw River)

The Healthy Rivers programme creates partnerships with water organisations, to make environmental improvements to rivers and improve their ecological status. Groundwork and South East Wales Rivers Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru work in partnership to co-ordinate the removal or modification of barriers for fish migration, to promote our river to the local communities and groups, and t...

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Green Care Case Study: Rhud Dlan Way

Our Green Care programme provides ground maintenance and space improvement services to community groups, social landlords and charities. Our aim is to provide quality work at reasonable prices to help improve outdoor spaces, while offering work and volunteering opportunities for people seeking to improve their employment prospects with new skills.

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Tesco Bags of Help Case Study: Abergavenny Crafty Women

Crafty Women is a group of inventive creative women who have been developing new crafting skills and support each other through ‘the tough stuff life throws at us’ since 2013. They reuse, upcycle, create, share stories and enjoy the simple pleasures of crafting.

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‘Tesco Bags of Help’ Case Study: Sospan Shredders Mens’ Shed

The Sospan Shredders were a volunteering group without premises, until they received the grant from the Bags of Help fund.

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‘Healthy Rivers’ Case Study: Marine Colliery

Groundwork Wales Healthy Rivers Project Officers were approached by Natural Resources Wales and The South East Rivers Trust. They wanted to introduce of over 200 tonnes of gravel to the Ebbw Fawr upstream of the gravel traps we previously installed.

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‘Merthyr Green Teams’ Case Study: Jordan Jennings

Jordan Jennings is 23, and spent 7 weeks volunteering on our Green Teams programme based in Merthyr.

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Healthy Rivers - Vale Terrace Weir

Earlier this year, the Healthy Rivers team had noted the height of the Vale Terrace Weir (near Tredegar on the Sirhowy river) posed an issue to migratory fish, due to the water level falling far below the normal.

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‘Wood2Work’ Case Study: Michael

Our Wood 2 Work programme, based at our professional wood workshop in Aberbargoed in Caerphilly, supports local people to learn practical carpentry and traditional skills such as wood crafting, carving and willow weaving with the aim to support sustainable development in rural areas.

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‘Healthy Rivers’ Case Study: River Ebbw Clean-Up

The Healthy Rivers programme creates partnerships with water organisations to make environmental improvements to rivers and improve their ecological status

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‘Routes2Life’ Case Study: Christopher Taylor

Our Routes2Life programme is based at our horticultural farm site in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly. It provides volunteers of all ages with the opportunity to learn and develop a range of practical horticultural and countryside skills; from hedging to pruning. Case study of Chris Taylor

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