Diocesan press releases

Builders ‘give back a day’ for St Teilo’s Cwtch

Builders and surveyors who have been working on Faith in Families’ St Teilo’s Cwtch have spent the day volunteering ‘Giving a Day back of their Time’ at the site as it gets ready to open its doors.

Church members also gave their time to help prepare lunch, ahead of the handover at the end of this month.

Jon Hellier, Regional Property Service Manager, Site Manager Luke Hughes, Quantity Surveyor Simon James and Jim Shill, Associate Director of Hurley Davies, were joined by Jeff and Lee from Interserve to put the finishing touches to the £1m centre.

Faith in Families CEO Cherrie Bija said “Today really summed up how the project has been from the start, people coming together and doing their utmost to see this vision come to life, from years ago when Faith in Families and the parish joined forces, to the support we have had from funders throughout. 

“To see our professional team spend their time getting muddy as we laid the finishing touches to the children’s garden was inspiring. We laughed as we ran out of turf but, as in all the challenges we have had since the start, we did not give up and Simon James, our quantity surveyor, nipped out with his credit card and filled his car with turf enough to complete the garden and more. 

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“We are all very excited to see the next stage of this project, when the community start to enjoy the wonderful facility that together we have built.”

There will be another visit from out-going Lord Mayor of Swansea David Hopkins on Monday and, following staff training later in the week, the keys will be handed over on May 22.

“Then the real work begins, transforming lives and providing many opportunities to the people within this community,” Cherrie said.

Swansea viewers can watch the team’s efforts on Bay TV on Monday, on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Media 159.