Four community-spirited women from Carmarthenshire have got together to form an Action Squad to support and fundraise for Action for Children’s family support services.
Inspired by the work the service does and high child poverty rates in the county, Kirsty Williams (Kirsty Williams Mortgage Solutions), Sarah Maclean (Teulu Mortgages) Aimee Taffetsauffer (Cartref Estates) and Lauren Edwards (Pass the Keys Carmarthenshire) are putting on a range of fundraising events including a prestigious black tie dinner dance at Parc y Scarlets on Thursday 19th October.
Kirsty Williams’ daughter, Grace (8), is also passionate about supporting Carmarthenshire families and has already raised over £1,000 from making bracelets and will donate the money to children from the service for Christmas.
The squad said: ‘As four mothers, we wanted to support a charity which would help to protect children and offer support to families across Carmarthenshire. In 2023, 30.6% of children in Wales are living in poverty. To us, as mothers, that is a truly devastating statistic. We are acutely aware that many families are struggling to afford the basics like food and clothes, and as Mums ourselves, we can’t help but empathise with the struggles of those parents.
‘We live and work in Carmarthenshire and each of us have always had a natural drive to give back to our local community. We knew we needed to pool together our skills and motivation to help arrange an event which will make a difference to families in our community, as well as raise vital awareness of the great work that Action for Children do. Meeting the amazing Action for Children team at Llanelli really inspired us to push even further in our goals to raise as much money as possible. Children are the future and we are so excited to be supporting Action for Children in enabling them to continue to protect and support children and give them the voice that they deserve.’