2. Positive impact

Had a positive impact on and/or worked with their local or the global community

  • Oak saplings which had been grown from acorns planted at Harvest 2006, were planted out by the Children’s Club and church members in the Rhydyfelin Children’s Centre grounds in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy and RCT Council. (November 2008)
  • Fairtrade fortnight event in Treorchy – Big Breakfast was supported. (July 2009)
  • Each year church members support the Big Bite in Ynysangharad Park, particularly the fairtrade stall.
  • Fairtrade fashion show was supported in Salem Church and also at Fairdos in Cardiff. (July 2010)
  • Malawi Rice Challenge undertaken – buy / sell 90Kg of rice, supplied in 1 Kg bags, enabling a farmer to earn enough to send a child to school for a year.
  • This was down first in July 2009 and shared with St Peter’s Fairwater, then in April 2010 sharing with another church in Pontypridd, then in September 2010 linked in with Harvest. Some bought rice and donated it to ADREF homeless project.
  • Visit and presentation to the Mothers’ Union and the Children’s Club by Zebby from Mbale on the PONT goat project. (January 2011)
  • Spectacles and spare / old Sunday School resources were sent to Mbale with Zebby.
  • Visit from our twinned church in Mbale. They too returned with spectacles and Sunday School resources and letters for the Mothers’ Union and Rev’d Wameru of Bubutu Parish. (March 2011)
  • Ecumenical recording at St Dyfrig’s Church for 2 broadcasts on BBC Radio Sunday morning services. (March 2011)
  • Fairbox scheme launched in lieu of a monthly fairtrade stall. The aim being to ask people to commit to a monthly order, this would also save on the journey to return unsold goods. (March 2011)
  • Donations were made to our twinned church in Mbale when their roof blew off and also when there was a landslide in the area.
  • Parish website was created which includes EcoCongregation items, the parish magazine and a link to the EcoCongregation website.