Category Archives: Charities and Voluntary Org

Spiritualist Meditation Group, Pontardawe

Name: Spiritualist Meditation Group, Pontardawe

Description: This group is a small gathering of a maximum of 6 people who meet weekly for friendship and a led-meditation inspired by the philosophy of White Eagle and other spiritualist teachers.

The evenings are an opportunity to share companionship and support with like-minded people. The aim is to achieve inner peace, a closer connection to the spirit world and an opportunity to send out love and healing to the world.

Each meeting starts with a little time for an informal catch-up, a time for members to chat about anything that is on their mind with a spiritualist focus. This is usually followed by a short inspirational discussion from the teachings of White Eagle, or other spiritualist material. After an opening 'prayer' for protection, we enjoy a meditation of approximately 20 minutes, after which the group is given time to share any insights they gained during meditation. A closing 'prayer' concludes the formalities. Members are invited to stay on for refreshments and more chat.

The evenings are held in the organiser’s home in Trebanos, currently every Thursday, starting at 7.30pm and ending approximately 9.30pm.
There is no charge to attend.

The group is for members who are able to commit to attending every week.

Interested in trying an evening?

Please email a little about yourself and why you’re interested in joining the group to jacobsviki@gmail.com.

Let the light shine!

Services Offered: Meditation in private home

Organisation/Service Address: Trebanos

Contact Name: Viki Jacobs
Position In Organisation: Organiser
Contact Telephone Number: 01792 686936
Contact Mobile Number: 07903698107

Contact E-mail Address: jacobsviki@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: On-street parking only on Swansea Road, Trebanos.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: 7.30pm to 9.30pm or later

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
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National Trust – Abertawe Centre

A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events. A varied programme of talks on heritage issues. In the summer we arrange two mid-week coach outings, two Sunday outings and a short break holiday going North and South in alternative years. We hold an annual Christmas lunch in November at a local venue and also a Spring lunch. Some of our members provide volunteer help at Pennard Car park twice a week through the summer and also work as stewards at Dinefwr. Indoor Meetings held in Sketty Parish Centre.

Description of Organisation: A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events.

Website: www.ntswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Michael Simpson
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 35 Westland Avenue,
West Cross,
SA3 5NR

Contact Telephone: 01792 404345

Contact E-mail: ma.simpson3@tiscali.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Ample parking usually parking

Opening Times: 7.30 pm 4th Wednesday of month October to April

Cost of Membership/Charges: £8 for an indiviual & £4 each extra member of the family at the same address

Cost of Membership/Charges: 3 newsletters per year

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South West Wales Classical Association

Description: We are a community group committed to bringing ancient Greek and Roman cultures, history and languages to Swansea. We organise regular talks, events, trips, and Latin and Roman school courses.

Services Offered: Talks, events, workshops, trips, Latin and Roman/Greek classes

Organisation / Service Address: Evelien Bracke
Department of History and Classics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Website: www.swwclassicalassociation.weebly.com

Contact Name: Evelien Bracke
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Organisation / Service Address: Evelien Bracke
Department of History and Classics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Contact Telephone Number: 01792602974

Contact E-mail Address: e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
n/a

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: n/a

Affiliations/Qualifications: Classical Association

Registered Charity Number: 313371

Membership Costs / Charges: £5 for adults
£3 for anyone in fulltime education

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Family Information Service

A comprehensive list of organisations relating to children and young people can be found on the Family Information Service website.

The Family Information Service offers free impartial information and advice to childcare providers, employers, organisations and parents/carers of children aged 0 – 19 on a wide range of childcare, children’s, family support & family related issues.

They also offer information on and/ or signpost to:

  • Education & Family Learning Services
  • Health & Wellbeing Services
  • Play, Sport & Other Recreational facilities
  • Social Care & Family Support Services
  • Children, Childcare and Youth Services
  • Financial and legal services
  • Child Development
  • Staying Safe
  • Local and National services for disabled children and young people.

For further information please view the website www.swansea.gov.uk/fis  or contact 01792 517222 / 0300 123 7777 or email fis@swansea.gov.uk.

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West Wales Dyslexia Association

The aim is to help people who are dyslexic: adults, children and their families, to learn how to overcome their problems and make the most of their potential; to collect and provide information about dyslexia; to encourage better understanding in schools and by teachers; to call for better educational facilities.  

Services Offered: We aim to keep up to date with local schools and educational services and provide support for teachers and parents, and for all those involved in higher education. We support adults with dyslexia and liaise with employers. We give advice and understanding and assessments for both children and adults. We hold meetings with speakers on different aspects of dyslexia and other learning difficulties where you can chat informally and share experiences. We have a Newsletter to keep you up to date with our work. Members receive Contact, the magazine of the British Dyslexia Association. A Help line is available between 6pm and 9pm on weekdays. HELP LINE :- 07702 665799.

Address: Private address

Public Access At This Address: No

Website: http://www.wwda.co.uk

Contact Name: Claire Sykes
Position In Organisation: Chair

Contact Address:
171 Gower Road,
Swansea
SA2 9JH

Contact Mobile: General helpline: 07702 665799 (weekday evenings)

Contact E-mail: westwalesdyslexia@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Not applicable

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Irregular

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:The Association is affiliated to the British Dyslexia Association and run entirely by volunteers and funded by subscriptions and donations.

Charity Number: 1003503 (Click http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk to access the Charity Commission Site)

Cost of Membership/Charges: Family membership £15 per annum. Associate membership £20 per annum. Members receive a newsletter to keep you up to date with our work and Contact magazine of the British Dyslexia Society.

Publications Produced: Contact magazine of the British Dyslexia Society

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Bullies Out

Provides help, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying.

Website: http://www.bulliesout.com

Contact Name: Linda James

Contact Address:

  • GF, 2 Neptune Court
  • Vanguard Way
  • Cardiff
  • CF24 5PJ
Contact Telephone: 029 2049 2169

Contact E-mail: mail@bulliesout.com

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Swansea Round Table

Round table opens up wonderful opportunities to become more involved in your local community and meet new friends from across the UK and the world. Helping others while having great fun and enjoying new experiences is at the very heart of Round Table. So if you want to meet like minded people from all walks of life and get the chance to broaden your horizons. Wny not contact your nearest Table and come along to the next meeting? this is an organisation that has been established in the Swansea area for over 80 years. A neutral, non-religious, non-political, non-sectarian club. The diversity of its people makes it what it is. The Round Table organisation is represented across the world in every continent.

Description of Organisation: Regular meetings: twice a month for social and dinner meeting.

Website: http://www.swansearoundtable.org.uk/

Contact E-mail: enquiries@swansearoundtable.org.uk

Cost of Membership/Charges: Members are required to pay £20 per month towards social events and subscriptions.

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Cancer Information and Support Services

CISS is a registered charity set up in 1993 to help cancer patients, their friends, families & carers. As well as support & advice CISS also offers complementary therapies at both their Swansea and Neath centres.

Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Saturday.

Website: www.cancerinformation.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr I Addison
Position In Organisation: Manager

Contact Address: 2 – 2A Gwydr Crescent
Uplands Swansea
SA2 0AA

Contact Telephone: 01792 655025

Contact E-mail: info@cancerinformation.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Friday.

Affiliations/Qualifications:
BACP, Swansea CVS, Neat & Port Talbot CVS

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support to anyone who has been bereaved by death.

Services Offered: One-to-one support/counselling for Adults and Children; Support Groups; Social Group; Crisis/Trauma Support; Telephone Support;Leaflets and Literature; Bereavement Awareness Talks and Training

Address: Orchard Business Centre,
Orchard House
SA1 5AS

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk

Position In Organisation: Area Co-ordinator/Development Officer
Contact Telephone: 01792 462845

Contact E-mail: crusemorgannwg8429@freeserve.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance

Opening Times: telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Publications Produced:

Newsletters

By appointment Tel: 01792 462845Our telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. If there is no one in the office messages may be left on our 24 hour answerphone and replies will be made at the earliest opportunity.There is a National Helpline daily between 9.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. on 0870 167 1677

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Girlguiding West Glamorgan

Girlguiding West Glamorgan, is a local branch of Girlguiding UK. Through its distinct programme of activities for young people aged 5 to 25 years of age, it is a valuable part of the local community. Our members are offered a diverse range of experiences from International Opportunities to ourdoor activites to community action. Along the way all our members learn to face new challenges, make decisions, and work with others as part of a team. Volunteer adult leaders can expect to participate in a supported environment gain valuable skills and experiences that will be useful in all aspects of your life.

Description of Organisation: Weekly meetings around City and County of Swansea.

Contact Name: Margaret Rees
Position In Organisation: County Commissioner

Contact Address: 171 Belgrave Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 6RB

Contact Telephone: 01792 528536
Contact E-mail: mlc_rees@hotmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Affiliations/Qualifications: Internal Qualifications, Girl Guiding UKOCN Accreditation, Red Cross Certification, First Aid, Camping Skills, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Queens Guide Award, Internal Award System, Millenium Volunteers Training Qualifications, OCN Accreditation Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Accounts, Sectional Training

Publications Produced: Pulications Newsletters Leaflets Directories Magazine (monthly)

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Discovery

Discovery is a charity that aims to enrich the lives of people who are disadvantaged by offering new experiences and opportunities through a broad range of student-led activities in Swansea

Description of Organisation: approx 25 community based projects serving:disadvantaged childrenpeople with disabilitieselderly peoplepeople with mental health issuesminority ethnic groups

Address: c/o Fulton House Swansea University#
Singleton Park

SA2 8PP

Website:http://www.swansea.ac.uk/discovery

Contact Name:Mrs Christine Watson
Contact Telephone: 01792 295743 / 01792 513185
Contact Mobile: 07989 607683

Contact E-mail: c.watson@swansea.ac.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: projects run at a variety of times and places through the week, many at evenings and weekends.

Affiliations/Qualifications:Institute of Fundraising Institute of Leadership and Management. Investing in Volunteers Award May 2007 - 2010. Approved Provider Centre for Intergenerational Practice. Fundraising Standards Board Scheme. Registered with Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales.

Please Add Any Other Details Other contact number: 01792 295823

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Ty Fforest Community House

TyFforest is a community house for the people of Fforesthall and Ravenhill. It is run by volunteers from the local community. We provide activities for children and young people, adult education, volunteer placements to develop your skills, an over 50s club, and plenty more. We also hire out rooms to generate income for our activities. The purpose of Ty Fforest is to improve our area and give people pride in their community.

Description of Organisation: Please see our website for the latest timetable.

Address: 12-14 Rhodfa'r Brain,
Fforesthall,
SA5 5EB

Website: www.tyfforest.ik.com

Contact Name: Mr Graham Davies
Position In Organisation: Chairperson
Contact Telephone: 01792 579572

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

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Kids Cancer Charity

A Children’s Cancer Charity that aims to improve the quality of life for children/young people affected by or bereaved by cancer and provide emotional and practical support that complement, and add value to the services provided by the statutory authorities. The family centred care includes: Play Therapy, Holidays, Bereavement Support and Be-friending. Play Therapy:Using play and creative arts to help children /young people affected by cancer or bereaved to express their feelings and experiences helping them to try and come to terms with their situation. Be-friending: Either face to face or by telephone or correspondence is available for anyone whose life has been affected by a child with cancer. Bereavement: The charity offers ‘one to one’ bereavement and pre-bereavement support. It also runs Support Groups providing an opportunity for meeting others who have similar experiences. Holidays: Especially co-ordinated ‘stress-free’ programmes that for families who need a break in the UK, or wish to visit Disneyland Paris or Disney World Florida.See website for further information, www.christianlewistrust.org

Website: http://www.kidscancercharity.org

Contact Name: Judith May

Contact Address: Kids Cancer Charity
62 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 4PT

Contact Telephone: 01792 480500
Contact Fax: 01792 480700

Contact E-mail: enquires@kidscancercharity.org

Status Of Organisation: Dependent on voluntary donations
Charity Number: 1113821

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Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

We provide information and advice about the archaeology and historic environment and local history of the area. 

Services Offered: Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre.

Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Public Access at this address: No

Website: www.ggat.org.uk

Contact Name:Enquires to switchboard/e-mail will will be routed to appropriate member of staff

Contact Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Telephone: 01792 655208

Contact E-mail: enquires@ggat.org.uk

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: By appointment only (Monday - Friday 9.30 - 1.00pm and 2.00pm -4.00pm)

Charity Number: 1276976 (Wales)

Publications Produced: Occasional publications. No regular journal.

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