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Swansea community farm celebrating windfall

18 October 2021

Swansea community farm celebrating windfall

A community farm in Swansea which features rare breed animals has been handed a grant through our Community Champions scheme.

Swansea Community Farm, in Fforestfach, has received a £1,000 gift from our West Wales office.

The farm is run by the community, for the community with volunteers aged eight to 82. The team has developed the site for more than 20 years, caring for the rare breed animals and tending the organic allotments and orchards.

Louise Morgan, a fundraiser at the farm, said: “We’re very grateful to Persimmon for this generous donation.

“The majority of people volunteer at the farm have suffered from ill health in the past and they use that experience to support and mentor others.

“Keeping our site safe and hygienic is essential, not just for the children and adult volunteers and members of the public visiting, but also for our animals.

“The annual cost of cleaning materials is £7,000. Our costs are rising. This money will help towards those expenses.”

Sharon Bouhali, sales director at West Wales region, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Swansea Community Farm.

“I know the farm is well-loved in the local area and has a really positive impact on the people who visit, so it’s a privilege to be able to help.

“We are committed to supporting the wider community in the cities, towns and villages in which we are building, and this is another example of that.”

We’re currently working on 137 new homes on Aberavon seafront and househunters are now being urged to register their interest in the properties.

To apply for Community Champions funding visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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