Archive for “March, 2016”

An incredible day for our volunteer Gary at the IAAF / Cardiff University World Half Marathon championship

Thousands took to the streets of Cardiff on Saturday completing a World Half Marathon course and didn’t let a bit of wind and rain stop them from crossing the finish line.

It was an incredible afternoon for all runners, spectators, volunteers and everyone involved in the event, but particularly special for us as Gary Gould our own volunteer fundraiser raced in the footsteps of champions to raise money for SNAP Cymru.

“ I loved it and yes I did get a little wet. I finished in 2hrs 13mins so very pleased with my time!”

Gary is a proud father of four children and amazingly still finds time to volunteer as a Learning Support Assistant in Barry Island Primary School.  While the thought of looking after children at home and in work can be challenging for any parent Gary is also studying online with the Open University to become a full time Teacher. Doing all of this is astonishing in itself, but now Gary has trained and completed the half marathon on our behalf. How fantastic! We’d love to thank Gary’s friends, family and his school in Barry who have supported him to raise several hundred pounds for SNAP Cymru to support us to reach even more families.  Theres still time to donate to Gary’s total

SNAP receives Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the third time

What a birthday present for SNAP Cymru!

In the year that SNAP Cymru celebrates 30 years of providing services to families in Wales, the organisation is extremely proud to have achieved the prestigious Investing in Volunteers quality standard recognising the excellent work carried out across the organisation in supporting, training and developing volunteers.

Over 200 volunteers provide a range of services to advance the education of people in Wales and support their inclusion. This is the third time SNAP Cymru has achieved this award.

Denise Inger, Chief Executive Officer SNAP Cymru said.

“Achieving the Investing in Volunteers accreditation for the third time is fantastic. The accreditation process keeps us on our toes and up-to-date. It helps identify how we can continue to improve and develop the way we support and train volunteers in a variety of roles and activities.  Investing in Volunteers demonstrates SNAP Cymru’s  dedication and  commitment to sector best practice and  helps to recognise the amazing work volunteers do throughout our organisation and in the local community. We would not manage the high demand for our services without the support of our amazing volunteers who generously gift their time delivering high quality services to families, children and young people. I am very proud of all of them and can’t thank them enough for all their hard work.”