Penarth Town Council’s policy and resources committee has been considering what charities and worthy causes it should support with council-tax payers’ money.
The council has received applications for financial assistance from the Kids Cancer Charity, Goldies Cymru and Penarth and District Scout Council.
The council’s Policy and Resources Committee has agreed to donate £250 to the Kids Cancer Charity – the same amount as was donated last year.The charity told the council it was currently helping 30 children and their facilities in the Vale of Glamorgan area and two families from Penarth had been funded to go on a “compassionate care break”
“Goldies Cymru” organises singing and activity sessions for older people who live in isolation to enable them to enjoy the company of others and make friends through organised creational daytime singing and activity sessions . The sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 at the Glyndwr Community Centre. Councillors agreed to donate a further £150.
During the discussion of this item the chairman Cllr Mark Wilson (deputising for Cllr Mike Cuddy) absented himself from the meeting having declared an interest as secretary of the Glyndwr Community Centre.
The donation was strongly supported by Cllr Philip Rapier (Labour St Augustines) who said the organisation was very worthy .
Penarth and District Scout Council is to receive a donation of £300 from Penarth Town Council .
Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward) recalled that the Scout Council had been established in 1987 and he was “only too pleased to recommend that we help on this occasion”
Cllr Wilson (back in the chair) said it might he worth establishing whether it would be the anniversary of the organisation in 2017 .
Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward) said the number of children and young people in the scout movement in Penarth was considerable – and would be even greater if more scout leaders were available.
He noted that the funding was being requested towards the cost of a 6-8 seater van “wrapped” with promotional messages and did not think £250 would go far. He proposed increasing the donation to £300 – a suggestion which fellow councillors accepted.