Category Archives: Charity

Ex-pat Brits help children from Guatamala

This morning, I came upon some old friends via the internet.

When I am feeling a bit nostalgic, I occasionally turn to the ‘Costa Blanca News’, an English language newspaper published on Fridays in Spain. It was from this week’s paper that the names of Peter & Teresa Cunliffe leapt from the screen at me.

Peter and Teresa Cunliffe

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Special dogs and cats at last available for re-homing

Great news!

A substantial number of dogs and cats who have been lovingly cared for by the staff at Llys Nini, Penllegaer near Swansea, are at long last available for re-homing. They are special animals who have had a less than perfect start in life and who have then been obliged to spend two years at the Animal Centre Continue reading

Adult Greed v. Childhood Innocence

It was a beautiful day on Easter Saturday. The Fund-raising Committee at Llys Nini had organised an Easter Bonnet competition and an Easter Egg Hunt for the local children.

There was a small entry fee (it was, after all a fund raising day as well as a ‘fun day’), with concessions for family groups. Continue reading

Rainbow Bridge, Llys Nini


On Thursday, The Bishop Of Swansea and Brecon, the Right Reverend Lord Bishop Anthony Pierce came to Llys Nini to dedicate and open the Rainbow Bridge. It was also a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of the lovely animal re-homing centre at Penllegaer, Swansea, after its move from the old Dogs’ Home at Singleton Park, Swansea.. Continue reading

Ultimate recycling?

It was ‘Bin Day’ today.

We have got our landfill bag down to one smallish black bag per week, and nearly all of that is made up of unnecessary packaging from shops. I spent 15 minutes yesterday trying to extract four printer cartridges from their impermiable and unassailable thick plastic armour. The old cartridges have been saved for recycling, but the plastic had to go into the black bag. Continue reading