‘Thank you / Diolch’ to everyone that purchased a limited edition Garnant candle, made in collaboration with local award-winning blacksmith Angharad Pearce Jones.

By Purchasing our Garnant Candle you helped fund 37 days of affordable childcare for low income, working families in Brynaman, South Wales. You really have a made a difference one flame at a time.

Each purchase made has directly helped contribute a total of £1322.00 to the charity.

Upon receipt of the funds, the Charity’s Chair said:

“Clwb Plant Brynaman Kids Club is delighted to receive such a kind donation from The Goodwash Company. Low-cost affordable childcare is a lifeline for the working families of Brynaman. Having not been able to operate fully due to the COVID pandemic, this donation is vital for our survival and helps safeguard four jobs. With the help of The Goodwash Company donation we now plan to re-open over the next few weeks”.

Brynaman charity club said ‘As incomes are so low in Brynaman we only charge £16 for a full days childcare and £8 for afterschool childcare so the £36 would go towards both the fees and a percentage of staffs wages.

‘On behalf of Clwb Plant Brynaman Kids Club, I’d like to thank the Goodwash Company and everyone who purchased a limited edition candle for the donation from the sale of the GARNANT candles. The timing couldn’t be better, as the club is re-opening all it’s provisions this week. Like everyone else, we have struggled over the last year but we’re positive that now we’re a registered charity, we will have more access to funding. Working parents will need childcare more than ever once things open up fully and because of your help, parents living in this low income area, can access the childcare they need’

The charity sustains 4 permanent jobs and several temporary holiday club staff.

Kelly Davies, Co-Founder and Social Lead at Goodwash also commented:

“Access to affordable childcare can enable parents to work, increasing their family’s income, and helping to reduce child poverty in the long term. We were made aware many families in this small Welsh community simply couldn’t afford to use childcare, because it costs more than their wages. By making this financial contribution and we do hope to do more as sales continue; we are able to play our role (importantly as part of the wider collective) in helping to make a difference. Once again, we also hope this further demonstrates to our customers that shopping with a social conscience and actively seeking out those purpose driven businesses really is the way forward”.

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