Charity’s final gift to city’s vulnerable people
Four services dealing with homelessness and health in Swansea have received a share of funds raised on behalf of Cyrenians Cymru following the charity’s closure earlier this year.
Money was raised through public donations in hopes of saving the charity, with proceeds from a sell-out comedy gig organised by comedian Elis James boosting the fund to a total of £27,444.
Whilst Cyrenians Cymru itself could not be saved, some of its projects have nonetheless endured. Three of these – Retreat, Unity in Diversity and Dragon Arts Centre - have benefited from the proceeds raised, along with Zac’s Place: a much-respected homelessness support service that, whilst unaffiliated with Cyrenians Cymru, very much shares its aims.
The funds were administered by Gwalia Trust, which took advice from the Friends of Cyrenians Cymru, in how the money raised should be distributed following the closure of the charity as a result of alleged fraud.