Voluntary Sector Support
Being ‘semi-retired’, I’m now in the fortunate position of being
able to devote much of my time to the role of High Sheriff and,
consequently, able to focus on the many charities and good work that is
carried out within the County.
The official charity of the High
Sheriff of West Glamorgan is www.crimebeatwestglam.org.uk.
In addition to this I have selected as my personal charity the “Mumbles RNLI” (living in Mumbles and enjoying the sea, this is something of an ‘insurance policy’ for me!).
My Chaplain, Reverend Cannon Keith Evans, is also the Chaplain of Mumbles RNLI.
from these two organisations, there will be many more charities that I
wish to support. From the outset of my year I want to
particularly focus on St John’s Trust Wales and The Prince’s Trust.
I’m hoping that at the end of this year I may have identified a few
more ‘good causes’ that I want to continue working with.
have provided more information on the four charities mentioned
above. Over the next 12 months I shall add further links to
charities that I become involved with.
CRIMEBEAT (Reg.Charity No: 1068583)
official charity of the West Glamorgan High Sheriff, focusses on young
peoplewithin the County (up to the age of 25) with the aim of
combatting crime and anti-social behaviour; whilst promoting good
supported by South Wales Police and partnership agencies to help young
people develop projects to make their community a safer place to live.
The aims of Crimebeat are captured in the following mnemonic.
Cut local crime
Reduce the number of young peoplegetting into trouble
Improve school attendance
Motivate good citizenship
Encourage interest in voluntary work
Benefit the local Community
Enhance the quality of life
Actively support victims of crime
Tackle local issues
Projects that Crimebeat fund include:
• Improving opportunities and facilities for young people in their local communities
• Providing local solutions to local problems
• Dealing with issues such as alcohol, drug, or solvent abuse
• Dealing with racial attacks or bullying
• Resolving problems within a particular establishment such as school, youth club, etc.
• Any other similar activities that meet the objectives
Funds of up to £500 (£750 in exceptional cases) can be provided for:
• Transport costs
• Sessional worker hours
• Other expenses that satisfy the objectives
for funding are encouraged at any time during the year and, providing
they meet the criteria, awards will be made after consideration by a
selection panel chaired by the High Sheriff.
Applications can be downloaded, together with guidance notes and criteria, through the Crimebeat website: http://www.crimebeatwestglam.org.uk/crimebeat
Completed application forms should be returned to the appropriatecoordinator below:
Neath Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 889161
Tel: 01792 513950
MUMBLES RNLI (Reg. Charity No: 209603)
Mumbles Lifeboat Station and Crew
My personal charity for this year is the “Mumbles RNLI”
(living in Mumbles and enjoying the sea, this is something of an
‘insurance policy’ for me!). My Chaplain, Reverend Cannon Keith
Evans is also the Chaplain of Mumbles RNLI.
Lifeboat crews at
The Mumbles have been saving lives at sea for over 180 years and have
been presented with 33 awards for gallantry.The station has also
witnessed tragedy with 18 lifeboat volunteers losing their lives while
endeavouring to save others.
Mumbles Lifeboat Station is usually
the busiest in Wales. It operates both an all-weather boat (Tamar
class) which can reach speeds in excess of 25 knots; and a highly
manoeuvrableinshore boat (D class) that can get closer to cliffs and
As a charity, the RNLI depend on your support to help
meet the cost of saving lives at sea. The brave volunteer lifesavers
give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained
equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.
ST. JOHN CYMRU – WALES (Reg. Charity No: 250523)
in 1918 St John Cymru – Wales provided the first ambulance service for
the people of Wales. This year is its centenary and with the
support of over 4000 volunteers St. John continues to deliver frontline
services in the heart of welsh communities, provide first aid cover at
events and vital support to our emergency services, helping to keep
people safe and every year caring for over 9000 people.
foundations of St. John is almost as old as the Shrievalty itself,
dating back nearly a 1000 years. The need for St. John’s services
today is as great as it was then.
St. John Cymru – Wales Strategic
Vision for 2020 is to have a first aider in every street in Wales and
with your help this is very achievable!
THE PRINCE’S TRUST CYMRU (Reg. Charity No: 1079675)
Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps disadvantaged young people
to get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are
unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.Many
of the young people that the Trust supports are in, or leaving, care,
facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have
been in trouble with the law.
Independently valued, the Prince’s
Trust has returned £1.4billion to society through its help for
disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone. Its free
programmes give young people the practical and financial support they
need to stabilise their lives. The Trust helps them develop key skills
while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to
The Vision of The Prince’s Trust is quite simply “Every
young person should have the chance to succeed”. To achieve this, you
can support the Trust in a variety of ways.
• Raising funds to support the work undertaken by the Trust
• Getting your business involved in The Trust
• Volunteering your time and skills
For more information regarding the Prince’s Trust and how you might be able help, please visit their website.