Cardiff City FC Community Foundation

Community Foundation Round-Up | City host Mental Health & Wellbeing showcase at CCS

Bluebirds support Mental Health Awareness Week with pitch activity

Cardiff City FC and Cardiff City FC Community Foundation welcomed staff, supporters, service users, partners and our wider community to move more for our mental health at Cardiff City Stadium.

Personal trainers, Matt Jones and Laura Warren, coordinated a special circuit activity on the pitch with the help of Bartley Bluebird, followed by a round-table discussion on how we can help enhance health and wellbeing within our Cardiff City FC communities.

We were also joined by Dr. Mikel Mellick, Club Medical Support (Psychology & Mental Heath) for an opening speech on the importance of movement on our emotional well-being and mental health.

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City supporters abseil down CCS to raise over £6,000

On Sunday, 12th May, a group of City supporters took on an exhilarating challenge by abseiling down the side of Cardiff City Stadium.

This event aimed to raise essential funds to support the Community Foundation’s mission of Changing Lives and Transforming Communities across South Wales.

A huge thank you to everyone who signed up to represent us and have donated so far.

Our participants collectively raised an impressive £6,400, which will go towards addressing inequalities in health and education and to build stronger communities.

A combined Contractor and Client Group from Willis Construction and Cadwyn Housing Association also teamed up to brave abseiling down CCS.

Emma Lewis, Business Development manager at Willis Construction said: “Willis feel that we are aligned with Cardiff City FC Community Foundation in terms if our values and what we strive to achieve in our communities. As a contractor building affordable homes in South Wales, we aim t leave a positive legacy in the areas we construct. The

families, young people and children who live in these homes deserve to reach their potential and we support this in any way we can, whether that be employment or education opportunities or our social value activities.

There's still time to contribute and support our abseilers until August 2024. To donate, click here.

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Students team up with South Wales Police and Welsh violence Prevention Unit for #NotTheOne

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation helped unveil #NotTheOne’s latest educational resources and kick off the second phase of their project, an early intervention campaign that aims to persuade 11–16-year-olds away from carrying knives.

We showcased the perspectives of young people from our Further Education programme, demonstrating how we can tackle knife crime discussions together. Together, we can create safer communities through the power of sport and change lives.

Knife crime is relatively rare in South Wales, but one knife crime incident is one too many. If knives are affecting your life or the life of someone you know, you don’t have to face it alone. Find case studies, videos and specialist resources for parents, teachers and youth workers here.