Porthcawl group can look back on 24 years of caring

Monday, 10 July 2017

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Recently, a garden party was held at Greyholme, the home of Pat and David Parry to raise funds for Crossroads Care Bridgend County which is a registered charity.

Many people attended including Madeleine Moon MP and Coun Pam Davies, the Mayor of Bridgend County and her consort. Over £350 was raised.

The rain held off until about midday when we had to adjourn indoors for the raffle and 100 club draw. This event is held each year, usually in Carers’ Week, but this year it was slightly later.

Mrs Moon spoke about how she was involved in the setting up of Crossroads in Porthcawl in 1993 when she was on the town and borough council.

The organisation has grown since then to cover the whole of Bridgend county borough. It offers short respite breaks for carers who care for an adult family member or friend. Our trained care staff look after adults in their own homes to give family and friends a break.

We also run a Saturday club in Bridgend for those with mild dementia and a community café on a Wednesday afternoon in Trinity Church, Porthcawl, which is open to all.

Several years back we also started ‘Timesavers’, offering cleaning, ironing to complement the caring side.

For more information see our web site www.crossroads.org.uk/bridgend or phone 01656 784100.

Pat Parry

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