Huggard Presentation

CHEQUE FOR C.A.S.H.

Immediate Past-President of Cardiff Circle, Bernard Adshead, is pictured presenting £1,300 from his Presidential Year charity to Richard Edwards Chief Executive of Huggard (formerly known as Cardiff Action for Single Homeless) after their Circle meeting on 18 May 2009.  Huggard run the only drop-in day centre in Cardiff offering free bread and soup, washing and laundry facilities to anyone who for whatever reason has found themselves on the streets of Cardiff. Huggard also have 14 separate houses in the city where with the help of support workers tenants are prepared for a return to independent living. The day centre also contains an emergency bed unit and is opened as a night shelter during the cold winter months. The charity also has a full time advocate to speak with the various authorities on behalf of clients in benefit, housing and other similar matters.

In the last year the centre has seen over 18,500 visits from people from Cardiff or who have travelled from across Wales and further afield to the Capital City. 40% of those accessing the services are under the age of 25.

 

Pictured are (from l to r):

Huggard Chief Executive Richard Edwards, Cardiff Immediate Past-President Bernard Adshead