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Children in Cardiff benefit from Wales bag charge


Children in Cardiff benefit from Wales bag charge

The Save the Children scheme, FAST (Families and Schools Together) is helping families in Cardiff after being supported by the supermarket Morrisons.

Morrisons are donating every 5p raised by sales of single use carrier bags in their Welsh stores to help children living in communities with traditionally lower attainment levels.

Since the bag charge came into force in Wales in October 2011, Morrisons has passed £135K to good causes.

The project works to improve relationships between the school, families and the local community. This helps children from more deprived areas thrive in school and get the best possible start to life.

The eight week, voluntary programme takes place outside school hours. It is open to all families with young children in the area. It allows parents and their children to do activities such as reading, singing, and cooking together. The activities try to develop and build confidence in the children and their parents.
Save the Children has already run the project in Cardiff, Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf. They would like to roll the programme out across the whole of Wales.