Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Trehafod Community Garden. Volunteers have recently taken over the running of a local park/ communal area, and it recently opened on the 31 July.
The project started as a way for local stroke survivors to come together and promote wellbeing through therapeutic gardening activities, and it is a great example of how communities can repurpose unused spaces and bring life back to communities.
Speaking with Andy at the garden, it’s clear how important projects like this one are to survivors and their families.
I also met some other volunteers that regularly travel to the garden from Tonyrefail due to lack of accessible activities in their own community.
Hearing about these challenges, it’s clear there is a larger problem facing stroke survivors. With lack of adequate support and services in RCT stroke survivors and their families have been left feeling ‘forgotten’.
I look forward to bringing these issues to the attention of the Health Minister and giving a platform to stroke survivors and their families in the Senedd.
Trehafod Community Garden welcomes any donations which will be used to fund a community water feature as well as seeds and plants ready for the next growing season.
To find out more about Trehafod Community Garden, and how you can get involved or donate, you can visit their Facebook page here.