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Mark Drakeford AM. Here to help you.

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On Thursday May 5 2016, the people of Cardiff West returned Mark to the National Assembly For Wales. Mark is extremely grateful for and humbled by this support, and will continue to work hard to return the trust placed in him.

If you live in Cardiff West, Mark is always available to help and support you should you need him. He or his colleague Kevin Brennan MP are at the Ely and Caerau Community Hub every Saturday 10am – 1230pm. You can attend without an appointment.

You can also contact his office on 029 2022 3207, by e-mail on [email protected], or visit 395 Cowbridge Road East, Canton CF5 1JG (Mark cannot guarantee availability – it is advisable to book an appointment in advance).

Further details and a map of Cardiff West

Victoria Park Splash Pad opens

Mark had fun visiting the fantastic new Splash Pad in Victoria Park.

He went to the official opening with local Canton Councillors Cook, Elsmore and Patel, and the Lord Mayor.

Most importantly, also in attendance were dozens of local school children. It was lovely to see them shrieking and dancing away. Splashing under the giant bucket seemed to be the early favourite feature!

Cardiff City FC Foundation wins £35k grant for education programme

Mark was delighted to hear about the success of Cardiff City FC Foundation in winning a public vote to gain funding for setting up an interesting and important education programme to help people from disadvantaged communities in South Wales. Cardiff City FC Foundation is a charity in Cardiff West. It has been successful in winning £35,000 in grant funding from NatWest to run their programme, ‘The Full 90’ Enterprise Academy. Cardiff City FC Foundation is an independent charity, that works in partnership with Cardiff City Football Club, with a mission to use the power of sport to change lives. This funding will be used to introduce a new business and enterprise education programme to support 90 Academy Members from disadvantaged communities in South Wales. The funding will go towards the services of a qualified tutor and deliver a programme of extra-curricular workshops, mentoring and support. This grant has been provided from NatWest’s £2.5 million Skills & Opportunities Fund, available on a competitive basis to projects run by charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The Fund helps people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access Read more [...]