University of South Wales host leading Welsh Charity event

Tros Gynnal Plant charity event 2014

The University of South Wales recently hosted a charity event to celebrate the voice of today’s young people.

‘Belong’, an event run by young people for young people, was the very first event of it’s kind to be commissioned by leading Welsh children’s rights charity, Tros Gynnal Plant.

Students from the ATRiuM, Cardiff Campus, worked alongside young people of the charity to design promotional material and plan each of the workshops that ran throughout the day.

Film, Special Effects and Drama were among the sessions that aimed to inspire creativity among the young people, providing them with the opportunity to get involved in decisions about the help that is offered to young people across Wales by Tros Gynnal Plant.

“This event has been both exciting and inspiring,” says Jackie Murphy, Executive Director of Tros Gynnel Plant, “being able to use the facilities here at the ATRiuM really raise the young people’s aspirations and would not have been possible without the continued hard work of trustee, Emma Marshman (pictured second from left), Head of Graphic Communications at the University of South Wales.”

“I hope that the young people continue advising and guiding the trustees and management of the organisation, the young people involved have been planning ‘Belong’ for over a year, listening to them is the only way we can be sure that we are doing a really good job for children and young people in Wales!”

Tros Gynnal Plant was launched at the National Eisteddfod in St David’s in 2002 by the Children’s Minister, Jane Hutt AM to continue with the vital work of supporting and safeguarding vulnerable children and young people when The Children’s Society withdrew from Wales.

The organisation’s partnership with the University began in 2012, when students from the ATRiuM Cardiff Campus developed the current Tros Gynnal Plant logo and branding.

Now, Wales’ leading Children’s based charity, it continues to support and represent vulnerable children and young people through a range of projects, training and campaigning.

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