Rhian Anderson writes;
Nineteen families from Glyncoch enjoyed three days away on a Ziggies Action Camp at Pontins Brean Sands in Somerset. Ziggies invites three to 8-year-olds and their families to come together to create a fun club based on stories, creative activities and games. The families enjoyed treasure hunts, crafts and stories as well as cooking together in the evenings with a 'Come Dine with Me' twist.
The weather played its part and the sun shone for most of the time. On our last day Action Camp bought us tickets to Animal Farm where the families enjoyed the indoor play area during the showers and fed the animals in the sunny spells.
Altogether it provided me with a great opportunity to meet families in Glyncoch and recruit lots of new participants for Oxfam Cymru's project.
Rhian is Oxfam Cymru's Livelihoods worker based with our partners Glyncoch Community Regeneration Ltd. The Livelihoods project in Glyncoch, a housing estate near Pontypridd, works with parents of children at two local schools to support positive parenting and encourage families to get the help they need to change their own lives. www.glyncoch.org.uk
Livelihoods is supported by the Unilever Foundation and The Big Lottery Fund Wales.