Lottery cash boost for town’s Silver Surfers

31 October 2012

PORT Talbot’s Silver Surfers have won the lottery!

The Silver Surfers intergenerational project at Glan Afan Comprehensive School, which provides free computer classes to senior citizens, has been awarded £4,838 by the Big Lottery Fund – one of three projects in Port Talbot to benefit from the latest round of awards.

Sign for Glan Afan School, Port Talbot

Glan Afan School, Port Talbot. Photo: Andy Pearson

The others are Cwmavon Women’s Institute, which receives £3,179, and Afan Nedd Crime Prevention Panel, with £1,318.
The Silver Surfers scheme encourages young and old to interact, and to learn new skills. Pupils from the school give up their time to take on the role of “teacher” one evening a week, so that elderly residents can learn new skills.
Seven projects in Neath Port Talbot will share £20,000 under the latest round of Big Lottery awards.
Aberavon AM David Rees said: “I’m delighted that so many worthy projects in Neath Port Talbot have been able to benefit from the latest round of funding.
“Through these projects, this money will go on to help people fulfil their potential, feel safe and live a full life. These projects demonstrate the talent, dedication and selflessness of the people at the heart of our community.
“I’ would like to congratulate all involved on their successful applications.”
Gareth Williams, Awards for All funding manager for the Big Lottery Fund in Wales, said: “Awards for All is having a positive impact throughout Wales.
“Money is helping to establish groups, societies and clubs, promoting learning, increasing volunteering opportunities and helping to build stronger communities.” The application form for the programme can be downloaded from www.awardsforall.org.uk or obtained by phone on 0845 4 10 20 30

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