Child of Wales Awards 2020 – Outstanding Charity
Outstanding Charity, sponsored by: Gower College Swansea
The Outstanding Charity Award is designed to recognise a charity formed by young people to help young people.
Based on her own experiences, Emma Lewis identified a need for children to be better supported when they leave the care system. So she founded the charity the Roots Foundation. Thanks to the DIY SOS Big Build programme, the charity has an amazing base in Swansea with apartments where young people are taught how to transition positively into independent living. The Roots Foundation, which is run by volunteers, also provides activities, training, workshops, support groups and coffee mornings.
Mark Jones, Principal of Gower College Swansea, said:
“Gower College Swansea is delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural Child of Wales Awards. We are committed to
providing young people with support, encouragement and opportunities for a brighter future and see many overcome personal challenges to achieve great things.