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20 Feb 2014
ChallengeAid Bro Dinefwr PR

School leads charitable giving

An ambitious new school in Carmarthenshire is leading the way in charitable giving, becoming the first school in the UK to adopt a School of Hope in its entirety.

Opened in September 2013, Bro Dinefwr School (Ysgol Bro Dinefwr) is a £30 million new bi-lingual Comprehensive with nearly 1,300 pupils, formed to replace both Pantycelyn School in Llandovery and Tre-Gib School in Llandeilo.  It has embarked on a bold plan to become known for excellence in all it does - including philanthropy.

For its first major charitable project, it has partnered with charity ChallengeAid to help it identify and set up a link with a ‘School of Hope’ in the slums of Nairobi. 

Headmistress Mrs Julie Griffiths said, 'This is a wonderful opportunity to give our school a collective aim to support children who live in impoverished circumstances. I understand that we are the first school in the UK to adopt a School of Hope in its entirety and we want to support this school which will become self sustaining over a three year period.  Our pupils have wonderful choice, opportunities and facilities in Bro Dinefwr and the least we can do is to offer a helping hand to other children less fortunate than ourselves.'

Iestyn Thomas, Director of ChallengeAid said, 'This is an exciting initiative by the staff and pupils of Bro Dinefwr and puts the new school right at the forefront of charitable giving in the UK, let alone Wales.'

Lathwell & Associates is proud to be able to do our little bit to promote this impressive effort.

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Tags: Charity, Education, PR