Mark was delighted to accept a unique picture made by and representing the aspirations of young people in Ely and Caerau, on the steps of the Senedd yesterday. Mark has always supported young people fulfil their aspirations in Ely and Caerau. Before entering politics, he used to be the local Barnardos organiser and a Probation Officer in the area. He helped organise and put together the mosaic collage on the North Ely Youth Centre on Pethybridge Road too, so it was especially appropriate fro him to take possession of the picture. Mark will be handing the picture on to the First Minister, who agreed to put the painting in his office after the Accountability Assembly in March, attended by some of the same young people. Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) helped organise the event. It is a member of the Citizens Cymru Alliance, which brings together local organisations and communities organising for power, social justice and the common good. Read more [...]
Mark was delighted to join in with the Park and Stride at Severn Road Primary School in Canton. The Park and Stride campaign first started at Severn Road Primary School back in March – they were the very first school in Wales to take part, but there have now been may others. Parents are being encouraged to park in the Gray Street Car Park and walk the children to the school gate from there. The benefits include reducing congestion around school gate, mental and physical health benefits for children and parents, more family time together, and improvements in the children's concentration in the classroom. Park and Stride is a campaign started by the charity Living Streets, whose aim is to get people of all generations to enjoy the benefits of walking and to ensure all our streets are fit for walking. If you want more information on getting your school involved contact @Rachel_Maycock. Below: Mark outside Severn Road Primary School with "Strider", the Park and Stride mascot. Read more [...]
Mark was delighted to attend the launch of the Big Carers’ Tea Break, an initiative to support and empower mental health carers. It has been set up by a collection of charities including Hafal in Cardiff West.
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