USW announces Llamau as its charity partner

March 15, 2018

University of South Wales are delighted to announce that they are adopting the homelessness charity Llamau as their charity partner for the next two years. Llamau’s mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women in Wales.

Vice-Chancellor Julie Lydon with Wendy Collier from Llamau

The University made its first donation to Llamau, with its Christmas card donation at the end of 2017. Some of the University’s Graduate Interns have organised an end of term charity gig on Thursday 22nd March at Porters, Cardiff. The fundraiser is free to attend and welcomes both staff and students.

The University is already working with Llamau on various projects, such as securing work placements for students. Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales, said: “Llamau is a charity that campaigns and actively supports young people who are homeless, especially young women. We are pleased to be working with another fantastic organisation that has contributed so much to social justice in Wales.”

USW’s students and alumni have also experienced first-hand the support that Llamau can provide. USW alumna Beth, benefitted from Llamau’s support before joining USW. She said: “I moved into one of Llamau’s houses when I was 18, and that was when I realised that I could achieve my dreams if I wanted to. When I moved in I wasn’t sure if I would still be able to go to university – whether I’d be able to carry on studying for my A-Levels and get the grades I needed. But Llamau helped me to see that with their support, I could achieve anything I wanted to.”

Wendy Collie, Income Generation Manager at Llamau, said: “At Llamau, we believe that no young person or vulnerable women should ever have to experience homelessness and are extremely grateful to University of South Wales for choosing to support Llamau as their nominated Charity.”

If you are organising a charity event and would like to make a donation to Llamau, you can find out more about how to do this on their website.

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