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November News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 11/5/2018 10:31:49 AM

CHARITY ART SALE - Prints are available to purchase from Tredegar Library

Many people will have noticed the amazing portrait of Aneurin Bevan MP that appeared in Tredegar to celebrate his birthday last week. Following on from that, that artist Stewy has produced a limited run of 70 prints of the design on a scarlet background, one for each year of the National Health Service. The A3 prints are printed on 350g/sqm card and are embossed, numbered and signed by the artist.

The limited edition prints will be given with every donation of £20 or over and are on sale from Tredegar Library. All proceeds from the donations will go to the Tredegar Town Mayor’s Appeal and the Blaenau Gwent Chairperson’s Appeal. Both the appeals help local charities.

The Blaenau Gwent Chairperson, Councillor Mandy Moore's appeal is for the National Autistic Society, Blaenau Gwent Branch and One Life Autism Group - both organisations provide support, advice and information for people with autism.

National Autistic Society supports autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

One Life Autism Group provides support groups for parents and carers of children and for adults who are on the autistic spectrum.

Tredegar Town Mayor, Cllr Haydn Trollope’s appeal will raise funds for the Autistic Spectrum Disorder base at Glanhowy Primary School and Heads of the Valleys Gateway Club for adults with learning difficulties.

The ASD base opened in September 2016 and provides pupils with access to a differentiated curriculum that suits the needs of each individual learner and supports the development of their social interaction and communication.  The ASD base also gives pupils the opportunity to develop their life skills through cooking, gardening and swimming activities. Pupils are fortunate to have access to a sensory room and a quiet room for reflection and relaxation. The base would very much like to develop the outdoor area by installing soft playground flooring and a sunken trampoline. 

Gateway Club provides adults with learning difficulties with their own club to socialise, do activities and also allows respite for families. Their motto is “I will Try” so members are encouraged to have a go at everything.

Cllr Moore said, ‘Stewy is such a talented and generous person. He will never know how much of a difference this will make to the young people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families here in Blaenau Gwent.’

Cllr Trollope said, ‘Aneurin Bevan was always concerned about the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society. I am sure he would be delighted that all these years later he is still making a difference to those in need of support. I would personally like to thank the artist for making this generous donation to the people of Tredegar and Blaenau Gwent.’

Prints are available to purchase from Tredegar Library.



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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service has published its plans for next year (2019-2020). The would like to consult with members of the public, in the communities we serve, to see if you agree with the seven priorities that they think are important to the people of South Wales.

The consultation only takes a few minutes and they would really appreciate your feedback.