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VINCI Building partners with Foothold Cymru

VINCI Building partners with Foothold Cymru Charity to support West Wales Communities.

VINCI Building’s Wales-based team have proudly selected Foothold Cymru as their charity of the year.

VINCI Building, who are currently working on projects at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest and Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen, have sought to partner with the charity to make a positive impact in the communities in West Wales.

Foothold Cymru has been dedicated to supporting West Wales communities for over 30 years, providing essential resources that many people take for granted, such as food, clothing, education, and employment opportunities. The charity's approach focuses on addressing the specific needs of the people of West Wales and working collaboratively with communities to bring about meaningful change.

Among the services provided by Foothold Cymru are the community food store, a food delivery service covering rural north Carmarthenshire, programs promoting healthy eating, cooking, and growing, a children's clothing bank and a Tool Library.

 Last year, as the cost of living crisis intensified, over 2,100 individuals accessed the charity's food resilience services, highlighting the growing struggle many families face in meeting their basic needs. This year, with rising food inflation, the demand for Foothold Cymru's services is expected to further increase, putting a strain on the charity's resources.

Mike Theodoulou, Chief Executive of Foothold Cymru, expressed gratitude for the support from VINCIBuilding, stating, "As the cost of living continues to rise, more families are turning to us to help make ends meet. We cannot turn anyone away, but it has put a strain on our resources as we provide food and essentials from our charity reserves. The support from VINCI will enable us to stock our shelves and help those who are struggling."

VINCI Building is demonstrating its commitment to Foothold Cymru through a series of team fundraising activities, including the team Three Peaks Challenge, office cake bakes, and food collections. In addition, the company is providing skilled volunteer support by deploying its workforce to assist the charity with both one-off and ongoing projects on the ground.

Kayleigh Ball, VINCI Building’s Social Value Manager, explained the company's choice to support Foothold Cymru, saying, "We selected Foothold Cymru because we wanted our fundraising efforts to have a tangible impact on a wide range of people in the community where we work. Foothold Cymru's work positively affects all who need them, and we firmly believe in the incredible importance of their mission, particularly in times of economic crisis."

To learn more about Foothold Cymru and how to support their vital work, please contact Emily Wells, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, at emily@footholdcymru.org.uk or call 01554 779910.

Left to right: Kayleigh Ball, VINCI, Ian Williams, VINCI, Cassandra Hughes, VINCI |  Left to right: Cassandra Hughes, VINCI. Adam Muldoon, Foothold Volunteer. Kayleigh Ball, VINCI. Lucy Leach, Foothold Staff.

 

About VINCI Building

VINCI Building is the building business of VINCI Construction UK Limited, and forms part of VINCI Construction SAS. VINCI Building operates from a network of offices throughout England and Wales, delivering new build, refurbishment, repurposing and associated fit-out works to deliver energy efficient smart buildings, with expertise in the education, healthcare, industrial, air, retail, commercial and mixed-use sectors. Negotiated opportunities with existing clients are testament to our successful approach to partnering, and our success on frameworks demonstrates our long-term vision for being present in sectors where we can add value through experience.

For more information visit www.vinci-building.co.uk

 

About Foothold Cymru:

Foothold Cymru is a West Wales-based charity that has been serving local communities for over 30 years. The charity's mission is to support individuals and families in West Wales by providing essential resources and opportunities to improve their quality of life.

They focus on three strategic objectives:

Living Well: We all want to see a Wales without poverty. Where everyone has a decent standard of living, thriving and not just surviving.   Therefore, we focus on the practical stuff. To help household incomes go that little bit further we deliver a range of services such as supporting access to affordable quality, fresh food and tools and equipment to maintain their homes. And we offer clothes and essentials to family’s who need them.

Learning Well: We understand a traditional learning setting doesn’t work for everyone. But it’s also important to get qualifications to take the next life step. We offer a range of formal and informal learning opportunities for young people and adults who’ve have been failed by the traditional system. .

Working Well: We provide employment and enterprise support in response to our community’s needs. As part of this we offer a range of employability training and paid work placements.

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Coproduction is at the heart of what we do. It’s a way of working where people come together in an equal partnership to create something new or make changes to an existing situation.    The principle behind co-production is that everyone who might be affected by something has valuable knowledge and experience that can help to design and deliver it in a way that makes it more effective for everyone who uses it.

Based in the town of Llanelli, we support individuals and communities across West Wales.

For press and PR enquiries please contact Emily Wells emily@footholdcymru.org.uk emily Tel: 01554 779910 Mob: 07398 740599

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