The Cardigan Bay Charities

Cardigan Bay Charities

We love our community and are dedicated to giving back where we can. Each year, from April to April, we will choose a local charity to support. Below are the details of these charities, what we have done to support them over the year and how you can help too, should you wish to.

April 2024 to April 2025 – Cat Rescue West Wales

Our charity of the year for 2024/2025 is Cat Rescue West Wales

Cat Rescue West Wales
Cat Rescue West Wales

As huge cat lovers, Tania and Helen are thrilled to be supporting this amazing charity over the coming year.

Cat Rescue West Wales is a volunteer-run Cat Rescue (Registered charity 1178615 in 2018) which takes in and rehomes abandoned cats and also feral kittens which are socialised before rehoming. They operate “trap neuter release” where they assist in trapping and neutering programmes of feral colonies and farm cats. Where feral cats cannot stay where they are, they are rehomed on suitable smallholdings, stables or farms. They are a small charity operating in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

Cat Rescue West Wales - mum and kitten
Cat Rescue West Wales – mum and kitten

Cat Rescue West Wales Charity Shop

Their Charity shop is in Whitland and is run entirely by wonderful and very hardworking volunteers. Please call in at 16 St John St, Whitland SA34 0AN and browse / purchase. Open times on their  Facebook page.

Contact Cat Rescue West Wales Here

Registered charity number: 1178615

More information can be found here.

April 2023 to April 2024 – Cardigan Cancer Care

Our charity of choice for 2023/2024 is Cardigan Cancer Care.

Cardigan Cancer Care
Cardigan Cancer Care

Cardigan Cancer Care provides financial support and assistance to patients in Cardigan and its local area.

In total over the year, we donated £530 to this wonderful charity.

Although they are a small group of volunteers, no request has ever been turned down and they are proud to say a phone call very often results in help the same day.

Living in a rural area, when cancer strikes the devastation is compounded by money worries: the cost of travel to hospitals for scans and treatments, the cost of heating and, sometimes, specialist foods and most occupations do not include sickness benefits.

However, with no government funding, their income is derived entirely from fundraising and the generosity of our local community and virtually every penny received is given out to patients to help relieve their financial and other stresses during such an emotional and worrying time.

From an idea born of personal sadness over 30 years ago and a desire to help others, it has grown to such an extent that amazing, caring people and businesses are willing to donate to Cardigan Cancer Care and will hopefully continue to do so well into the future.

Cardigan Cancer Care Registered charity number 1031281

April 2022 to April 2023 – Alpet Poundies Rescue

Alpet Poundies Rescue

Our charity of choice for 2022/2023 was the amazing pet rescue centre, Alpet Poundies Rescue, in Llandysul.

In total over the year, we donated £518.59 to this wonderful charity.

Run by wife and husband team, Linda and Tony White, Alpet Poundies Rescue is a small private animal rescue near Llandysul in Ceredigion, West Wales. They care for lost and abandoned dogs brought in by the County Dog Warden and, if they remain unclaimed after 9 days, they will take them on and try and rehome them, rather than allow them to be euthanised. They also take in and rehome dogs whose owners can no longer look after them. They run all this on charitable donations and help from volunteers, and receive no formal funding. You can follow them on Facebook here where Linda shares her tireless efforts in rehoming unwanted or abandoned pets.

To support this beautiful charity we have sponsored a kennel with them for a year. This helps them ensure the dogs coming into their care have a safe home for the time they are with them until a new family can be found for them.

Sponsor Alpet Poundies Rescue

We have also sponsored their upcoming dog show and will be donating £10 for every sale that completes throughout this financial year. Hopefully, all of this will help this lovely charity continue with the amazing work they do.

If you wish to help and would like to donate to Alpet Poundies you can do that HERE.

2021 to April 2022 – Canolfan Y Don, Aberporth

Sophie very pleased to see her mum with the delivery of the Laptop and tablets
Sophie very pleased to see her mum with the delivery of the Laptop and tablets

Canolfan y Don caters for pupils up to the age of 11 years with a range of educational needs, including profound and multiple disabilities, severe learning difficulties and autism. This lovely school is particularly special to us as Tania’s youngest daughter, Sophie is a pupil there.

In February 2021, together with the incredible help of Agents Giving and Mr Stephen Brown, we were given 20 tablets and a laptop which we donated to this school, meaning that every single pupil here was able to have access to these useful learning aids. You can find out more about this by reading our blog here.

In May were kindly given another laptop, again by Agents Giving and Mr Stephen Brown which was donated to Canolfan y Don.

In February 2022 we donated a hamper to the school for their Valentine’s Day Competition.

You can find out more about the school here, and also here on their Facebook page.