Welsh football fans from the Red Wall help young families in need
As Wales took on Belarus and Belgium in their final World Cup qualifying matches, the supporters charity, Gôl Cymru, visited Bundles, a Newport-based organisation which helps young families in need.
Bundles distribute baby clothes and equipment to women and families in need covering the period from maternity through three years old. They also provide support to those facing difficult situations and who may be in crisis through referrals.
Gôl Cymru over the last two decades has helped hundreds of children around the world; with volunteers visiting children’s homes and hospitals, from New York to Tbilisi, donating money, gifts and running coaching sessions in more than 40 countries.
The Wales fans donated sterilisers, baby monitors, blankets and baby towels to help families who, like every one of us, want the best for their newborn children. Gôl Cymru also raised funds to buy bottles, nappies and wipes as well as supporting a friendship support scheme, the Bundle Buddies, which offers a friendly face to families at such a critical time of life.
Sally-Anne Evans from Bundles said: “We believe no child should be in need and no mother should feel alone at such a critical time. Having a baby is a life changing experience, and also can be a lonely time if you are new to a community and don’t know anyone. Bundles aim to provide much needed support, a friendly face and kindness.
“We are very grateful to Gôl Cymru and all the Wales supporters who have donated. There can be no better example of what ‘Together Stronger’ really means than the generosity of fans from all over Wales.”
Andrew Dowling, who is running 52 half marathons this year for Gôl Cymru, said: “We all want the very best for our children but sometimes we need just a little bit of support.
“As a dad myself, I am proud to be able to help Bundles to help young families. They do great work and support people at some of the most treasured, but often stressful times of their lives.”
Find out more about Gôl Cymru HERE
You can find out more about Bundles HERE