GLAN LLYN COMMUNITY RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY AT SPORTS DAY
The community at Glan Llyn in Newport came together in September for a fun afternoon of sports and to raise money for a local resident’s charity campaign, Elliot’s Endeavour to End Duchenne.
On the sunny day, residents took part in activities including a basketball shootout and a Zumbathon dance session, which was led by professional instructors.
Youngsters flexed their sporting skills in the basketball shoot out, while adults and children danced up a sweat with their high-energy moves in the afternoon’s Zumbathon in the Western Park.
Local resident Stephanie Barker-Craggs, owner of S and S delights, was on hand to provide delicious homemade cakes for the community to enjoy.
Residents gave a contribution to take part, with all proceeds from the day donated to Elliot’s Endeavour to End Duchenne, a campaign run by the parents of local boy Elliot, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DHD) at the age of three, to raise money for Duchenne UK.
Elliott’s family lives at Glan Llyn, and works to raise funds for Duchenne UK in the hopes of accelerating treatments for DHD – a rare genetic and progressive condition that causes muscles to gradually weaken – and making them more widely available within the NHS.
The charity was picked by residents at Glan Llyn as the cause to support through the sports day, and has also been chosen by Newport Mayor Councillor Martyn Kellaway as one of his charities for the year.
Lucinda Clason-Thomas, residential portfolio manager at St. Modwen, said: “Our community sports day was a great opportunity for residents of all ages to come together and enjoy the Western Park and our sports facilities. It was great to see the community flexing their basketball and dancing talents, and raising money for an important cause.”
St. Modwen is the master developer behind Glan Llyn, which is transforming the former Llanwern Steelworks into a high quality and sustainable community development set within a landscape brimming with nature. The development will deliver three new lakes, as well as extensive parkland across more than 80 acres.
Over 900 homes have been delivered to date at Glan Llyn, alongside community facilities including a primary school, pub, and a park, and new transport connections such as footpaths and cycle routes.