A DONATION of more than 70 bags of Blue Circle cement has helped Barry-based Amelia Trust Farm make site improvements, ready for its return to normal opening now that Covid-19 restrictions in Wales are being lifted.

Tarmac, who operate the nearby Aberthaw cement plant, has had a long-standing partnership with the charity which helps disadvantaged young people gain skills, confidence and experience to help them move forward at a critical time in their lives. 

The company has donated bags of cement which have been used for various projects around site, including posts for new main sign at the entrance, pothole work, fencing and new gate posts. The donation was organised by ex-Tarmac employee Glyn Davis, one of the charity’s volunteers.

The Farm, which opened 30 years ago, is also a countryside sanctuary for the local community to enjoy.  It is home to a variety of animals from rabbits and ferrets to pigs, alpacas and donkeys. 

Neil Hardy, site manager at the Farm said: “The ongoing support from Tarmac Aberthaw has been vital these last few years.  The latest donation couldn’t have come at a better time – there was a lot of work to be done using cement around site!  I also have to say a massive thank you to Glyn Davis, one of my volunteers who makes this all possible.”

Stuart Escott, Tarmac’s Aberthaw Plant manager adds: “Our partnership with this fantastic local charity goes back many years and it was a pleasure to be able to support them in such a practical way once again.  I very much hope they can now get back to the farm being fully open for both the visitors who enjoy a day out there, and for the young people who benefit from attending the farm as an alternative school.”For more information about the Amelia Trust Farm please go to www.ameliatrustfarm.org.uk