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Community Trust Get Their Hands Dirty With New Project

Volunteers from Swans Community Trust – Sign Up To Success – projects in Swansea and Neath got their hands dirty by joining a new local agriculture project this week.

Set up this summer, Cae Tan is a new community supported agriculture project which aims to provide training and volunteering opportunities for a range of youth and adult groups in the local area.

In similar fashion to Swans Community Trust’s Sign Up To Success project, Cae Tan aims to motivate volunteers giving them the opportunity to gain experience and get involved, helping find a route to a job by working in farming and agriculture.

Volunteers from SUTS joined the project cultivating land for growing food and helping build fences from scratch.

SUTS volunteer Joe Cairney-Withers really enjoyed the day, he said: “It was really great to be a part of, it was good to use more traditional tools and methods when building the Oak posts.

“We also learnt about all the different types of wood you can use in building and also the group enjoyed the day it has helped me new friends as we were joined by the Neath Sign Up to Success course”.

SUTS Project Co-ordinator Michael Howard said: “The Swansea and Neath Sign Up To Success groups joined forces. 

“It was great to see the group bonding together and building their confidence levels. I would like to thank everybody from the Cae Tan project for giving us the opportunity to help out and also to Steve Lancey at Swansea City Council for arranging such a great day. 

“Despite the weather being wet and windy everybody had a good time and worked hard. 

“The Community trust will be joining the project once again with more volunteers later this month which the groups are already looking forward to.” 


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