Swansea Community Farm’s ‘Big Give Christmas Campaign’ boosted by West Wales
10 October 2022
Wales’ only city farm has received a funding boost for its ‘Big Give Christmas Campaign’ West Wales region
Swansea Community Farm has secured a £1,000 donation from West Wales region.
The Farm is a community-led, award-winning charity, set in 3.5 acres of land in Swansea, and hosts a range of farm animals, allotments, wildlife areas, bee hives and café.
The organisation’s crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £10,000 to cover animal food and care costs in 2023, and takes place during the week 29 November to 6 December.
The donation comes through our Community Champions scheme, in which the company donates up to £64,000 to good causes across Great Britain, which includes up to £4,000 in Wales.
Louise Morgan, responsible for Development and Fundraising at Swansea Community Farm, said:
“We'd like to say a massive thank you to Persimmon Homes West Wales for supporting Swansea Community Farm with this fantastic donation.
“These much-needed funds will go towards our ‘Big Give Christmas Campaign’ which is directing money to our 'Funds For Fodder' project.
“We are a volunteer-led, wellbeing charity based in the heart of Swansea, with significant overheads, and we are aiming to raise £10,000 to cover our animal food and care costs in 2023.
“Persimmon Homes West Wales have been long-standing supporters of ours and we are so grateful to have their backing once again.”
Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said:
“We’re once again delighted to support Swansea Community Farm which does so much good in the city.
“It’s a challenging period, and the Farm relies heavily on the time given by volunteers, and generosity of local companies.
“The Farm works wonders improving wellbeing, building skills, and creating a sense of belonging for many local people, alongside producing fantastic local food and caring for our environment.
“As a local housebuilder, it’s a pleasure to be supporting a community service which is making a tangible difference to people’s lives in Swansea.”