Tros Gynnal Plant News



The National Approach to Statutory Advocacy Participation event was held recently at a great venue over Cardiff Bay-Bay Art Cardiff. A lovely group of young people shared their views and wishes to help shape their futures. A big thank you to our local charity partner Sainsbury's Cardiff Bay for providing our lovely lunch. As a welcome reward at the end, the participants enjoyed a bowling session at The Red Dragon Centre.






Tros Gynnal had a great time at the launch of the Toy Appeal run by St David's / Dewi Sant, Cardiff and Capital FM. Children we help will be very happy getting some lovely toys this Christmas so thanks to everyone that donates toys to help us and other children’s charities this Christmas.




We will be having some bucket collections and awareness days coming up in the New Year and would welcome any offers of help for an hour or two. We also need volunteers to look after some of our collection tins that are sited in shops and pubs and this just involves visiting every few months to collect and replace the tin.

 Please contact or ring me on 02920 396974 if you want more details on how to help us support more vulnerable children, young people and their families.




We were thrilled to be chosen as Sainsbury’s Cardiff Bay Local Charity of the Year and we will be updating on our fundraising with the store throughout the year.




We have been shortlisted to be local charity of the year at some Sainsbury’s stores across Wales and to be the chosen charity we now need as many votes as possible so please can you vote for us online at the link below (for every area!) and if you are local to any of these stores and can call in you can also vote there! This has to be done by 3rd July and the chosen charities are announced on the 10th July.
If you can share this with as many friends and contacts as possible, including social media, that will boost our chances of at least getting one or two of these. The stores who picked us in their top 3 are:

  • Llandudno
  • Swansea (Gower Rd)
  • Cardiff (Bute St)
  • Penarth
  • Newport (Albany St) - this one is not online yet but please keep checking or call in to store if nearby

Please vote here:

When you enter the town name it will ask you to vote using button and then submit using button and you should then get a message saying you have voted for Tros Gynnal Plant and can then put in another town to try and cover them all!
Many thanks for your support with this as it will help us to help more children, young people and their families across Wales with the fantastic support given by Sainsbury’s customers and staff.


Cardiff Bach Choir

Tickets are now available for the concert being held in aid of Tros Gynnal Plant by the Cardiff Bach Choir at St Augustine’s Church in Penarth on July 1st at 7pm. To buy tickets or for more details please visit either or
















Such sad news to hear that Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister of the Welsh Assembly, passed away on 18th May 2017.

Here are some photos of Rhodri at our 10th Anniversary event in 2012, and at the launch of CAFCASS Cymru in 2004 with a young person from our Merthyr Tydfil Participation Project. 

He was a great friend and supporter of Tros Gynnal Plant and the Third Sector in general. He had an easy rapport with everyone, babies, children, young people and adults alike and he had a rare ability to engage with children and young people, making them feel that what they had to say was important and valid.

I was fortunate to benefit from his advice and insight on many occasions.  He was everything and more than what is being reported in his obituaries. I cannot add anything other than to say that I feel that I was very privileged to have known Rhodri at a significant time in our history and believe that the Human and Children’s Rights agenda would not have been so far advanced in Wales without him.

Jackie Murphy CEO





Velothon Wales/The Big Welsh Swim

Charity of the Year

Tros Gynnal Plant are thrilled to be chosen as one of the Penarth Mayor’s chosen charities for 2016/17. We look forward to raising awareness of the work that we do whilst taking part in fundraising events over the coming year. As events are planned we will be giving details on the website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages so please keep in touch.

Volunteers needed

We have some bucket collections and awareness days coming up over the summer and would welcome any offers of help for an hour or two if you live near Swansea or Cardiff.

Please contact or ring me on 02920 396974 if you want more details on how to help us support more vulnerable children, young people and their families.


Tros Gynnal Plant

12 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY