Discovery runs so many fantastic projects and none of them would be possible without our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. However, there is something else Discovery also needs to function as a charity… money. As well as getting money by applying for grants from various charitable bodies such as Children in Need; we are also very keen to raise funds of our own. One of the ways we do that is through the donations gathered at out Waste Free Wednesday meals, where campus catering cook up amazing dishes all from surplus food. Come and join us: Wednesdays 4pm in Fusion café. We have also recently started raising money from our new venture into e-commerce. We now have an EBay account. Discovery is often donated items such as printer ink cartridges that we can’t use directly ourselves, but by selling them online we can raise money for other things we need. We also have a range of bracelets hand made by volunteers. “Go buy one!” says Tia, one of the volunteers organising the online store. So far online sales have made £485.16, that is before shipping costs but it’s still an impressive amount that will help Discover continue its fantastic work.
The COP Project gets student volunteers working alongside South Wales Police on various crime prevention initiatives. Recently they were in Cockett offering advice to residents on how they can keep their garden secure and deter burglars. Slightly less recently they were also invited to see the Police dogs and horses and find out how they are used to keep the public safe.
As mentioned last time the Gardening and Decorating Project is always busy. On Saturday 8th of April they will be hard at work again redecorating the accommodation block in Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn special needs school. There will be lots of work to do so they are looking for anyone to come and help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kids Away project went swimming this Saturday, taking a group of children to the LC2 leisure centre. Everyone had a great time.
Finally, we would like to announce our two new volunteers of the month: David Mair and Charlotte Crumpler. Congratulations!