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Local initiative celebrates first year Anniversary

transitionA PEMBROKESHIRE not for profit organisation celebrated its first anniversary on Friday, June 6.

Transition Café Fishguard which opened its doors in June 2013 is a community initiative aimed to reduce carbon emissions. Over the past year it has prevented an average of 100 kilos of food going to landfill each week, and this figure is increasing as the project grows. Volunteers collect surplus food from local businesses and create innovative meals for customers at an affordable price.. All food collections are local to keep food mileage to a minimum. On Friday the Transition Café celebrated its first birthday by hosting a special event to thank the very many people and organisations within the local community who have helped develop this project . The afternoon also saw the celebration of Transition Bro Gwaun’s recent achievement in securing £10,000 worth of funding from pitching to the Future Dragons Den competition at this year’s Hay Festival. Throughout the afternoon children were entertained with a number of fun activities and games organised by the café including pizza making and yoga play. The event was a great opportunity to celebrate the Cafe’s first year in business as well as giving guests the chance to share experiences on all types of green issues to help promote an environment friendly community. Tracy Whistance Development Officer reflects on the success of their first year “It has been a privilege to work with such amazing people on this project and we look forward to many future birthday parties for the Transition Café.” The Cafe is one of the TBG projects that receives support from our Development Officer funded by Environment Wales Transition Café have had a successful twelve months generating a positive footfall of regular visitors as well as receiving a great deal of support from local businesses. Next year promises to be an even bigger year for the enterprise.