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Volunteering at Maesteg Welfare Park

The Maesteg Welfare park in situated in the heart of the local community and is well used by local people.

 

One of the projects is a community allotment garden which has been developed and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

 

Working directly with this group mirus has donated 4 raised beds and people supported by mirus also volunteer in the garden.

 

Getting their hands dirty is a great way to build new friendships.

 

Recently, a special event was held to say thank you to all supporters of the Community garden. Sean, who is supported by mirus in Maesteg, and also volunteers in the garden, was there to represent mirus.

 

 

When asked by local schoolchildren what the garden meant to him Sean replied:

“Making friends, getting out and doing things I like doing”

 

In Sean’s case what he likes doing is general maintenance  and he has been using his new found skills around his own home.

 

A local councillor was also at the event and Sean took the opportunity to raise the issue of homelessness in the area with him – something which is of particular concern to Sean.

 

Maesteg Community garden has now become a focal point for local people; a place where they can meet others, enjoy activities and get involved in resolving local issues.

 

You can read more about our impact in Bridgend in our 2022-23 report:

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